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Table 2 Initial CD4 cell counts after diagnosed of HIV newly diagnosed individuals in China between 2006 and 2014 (N = 528,234)

From: “Late for testing, early for antiretroviral therapy, less likely to die”: results from a large HIV cohort study in China, 2006–2014

Characteristic Newly diagnosed (age > 14 years old) Initial CD4 cell count within one month Initial CD4 cell count within one year Initial CD4 cell counts < 200 cell/ul within one year
n % n % n %
Year of HIV diagnosis
 2006 26,027 4950 19.0 9129 35.1 3901 42.7
 2007 32,538 8856 27.2 15,621 48.0 6282 40.2
 2008 40,690 14,475 35.6 23,979 58.9 8491 35.4
 2009 48,163 20,327 42.2 32,083 66.6 11,321 35.3
 2010 53,375 25,110 47.0 40,073 75.1 13,511 33.7
 2011 67,256 35,950 53.5 54,378 80.9 18,002 33.1
 2012 76,716 45,550 59.4 66,064 86.1 20,444 30.9
 2013 85,518 54,931 64.2 76,191 89.1 23,474 30.8
 2014 97,951 64,403 65.8 86,482 88.3 25,669 29.7
Route of HIV infection
 Heterosexual 333,753 183,602 55.0 264,332 79.2 96,527 36.5
 Homosexual 85,252 57,299 67.2 78,895 92.5 15,515 19.7
 Injection drug use 73,834 21,958 29.7 40,713 55.1 9168 22.5
 Sexual contact and injection drug use 5257 1760 33.5 3257 62.0 777 23.9
 Blood or plasma transfusion 16,767 7006 41.8 11,833 70.6 7142 60.4
Sites of diagnosis
 VCT centers 150,157 91,425 60.9 124,603 83.0 39,141 31.4
 Hospitals 236,047 118,702 50.3 176,834 74.9 73,114 41.3
 Detention centers 43,231 12,397 28.7 23,395 54.1 3196 13.7
 others 98,799 52,028 52.7 79,168 80.1 15,644 19.8
 Total 528,234 274,552 52.0 404,000 76.5 131,095 32.4