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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 319 HIV patients with acute hepatitis Ca.

From: Acute hepatitis C in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): The "Real-life Setting" proves the concept

Age [years] (range) 40 (20-69)
Sex, male [%] 100
HCV transmission risk MSM, n (%) 296 (93)
Time since HIV infection [years]
(range)
5.5 (0-22.4)
CD4 count [cells/μl] (range) 461 (55-1331)
HIV viral load [copies/mL] (range) 110 (50-10 × 106)
cART, n (%) 200 (63)
CDC stage C, n (%) 59 (18)
HCV RNA [IU/mL] (range) 1.2 × 106 (33-676 × 106)
HCV genotype 1, n (%) 222 (70)
Maximum ALT level at diagnosis b [IU/mL] (range) 420 (19-4217)
Symptomatic hepatitis, as indicated by physician, n (%) 83 (26)
Time to treatment c , weeks (IQR) 12.6 (4.7-24.4)
Duration of therapy, weeks (IQR) 33 (24.1-49.9)
  1. avalues are given as median unless otherwise indicated.
  2. bMaximum median alanin aminotransferase (ALT) level is the maximum increase in Alt measured at the time of diagnosis.
  3. ctime to treatment is the time between diagnosis and first dose given. MSM, men who have sex with men. CDC, Center for disease control and prevention.