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Table 1 Demographics and HIV-specific variables.

From: Pericardial effusion of HIV-infected patients - results of a prospective multicenter cohort study in the era of antiretroviral therapy

Patient characteristics Mean ± SD
Age (years) 44.2 ± 10.3
Gender (n (%Male)) 669 (83.4)
BMI (kg/m2) 24.1 ± 3.7
Heart rate at rest (beats/min) 70.6 ± 12.2
Systolic blood pressure at rest (mm Hg) 128.4 ± 20.7
Diastolic blood pressure at rest (mm Hg) 83.2 ± 12.4
HIV-specific variables  
Duration of HIV infection (month) 91.6 ± 69
Mean CD4 cell count (cells/mm3) 508.8 ± 300.6
CD4/CD8 ratio 0.62 ± 0.53
Mean HIV-1Viral load (RNA copies/mL) 33419 ± 71827
Way of infection (n (%))  
   • MSM 477 (59.5)
   • Heterosex. Contact 163 (20.3)
   • IVDA 75 (9.4)
   • Epidemic Areas 56 (7.0)
   • Blood Transfusion 13 (1.6)
Patients receiving ART (% of all) 85.2%
Patients antiretroviral therapy naive (% of all) 10.8%
Patients in treatment interruption (% of all) 4.0%
HIV specific treatment (% of ART)  
   • NNRTI 45.7%
   • NRTI 96.8%
   • PI 48.5%
Hepatitis B (% of all) 30.5%
Hepatitis C (% of all) 10.5%
  1. Abbreviations: BMI - body mass index, RNA - Ribonucleic acid, MSM - Men who have Sex with Men, IVDA - intravenous drug abuse, ART - anti-retroviral therapy, NNRTI non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors; NRTI - nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors; PI - protease inhibitors.