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Table 1 Epidemiological, demographic, immunologic and virological characteristics of the enrolled patients (N = 156). A total of N = 23 were naïve and N = 133 on ART

From: Molecular characterization of Blastocystis subtypes in HIV-positive patients and evaluation of risk factors for colonization

Study population N (%)
Gender, male 117 (75%)
Age, years (mean ± SD) 47.05 ± 12.38
Foreign origin 39 (25%)
MSM 50 (32.0%)
Domestic animals 74 (47.4%)
Travels 67 (42.9%)
CD4 count, cells/ml, mean ± SD 655.04 ± 381.56
HIV-RNA (< 37 copies/ml) 112 (71.8%)
Naïve subjects 23 (14.74%)
2NRTI + NNRTI 35 (26.3%)
2NRTI + IP/r 34 (25.6%)
2NRTI + INI 36 (27.1%)
Dual therapy 28 (21%)