Racial/ethnic differences in CD4 T cell count and viral load at presentation for medical care and in follow-up after HIV-1 infection

Susan Swindells, Daniel G. Cobos, Nancy Lee, Elizabeth A. Lien, Ann P. Fitzgerald, Jennifer S. Pauls, James R. Anderson

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The baseline characteristics of antiretroviral-naive patients were compared by ethnic/racial groups. First CD4 T cell counts were lower for Latino (P = 0.0004) and black patients (P = 0.10) when compared with white patients. First HIV-1-RNA levels were higher in Latino patients (P = 0.08), who were also more likely to present with major opportunistic infections (P < 0.004). Once in care, changes in CD4 T cell counts and viral loads over time did not differ significantly between groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1832-1834
Number of pages3
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 6 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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