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AIDS. 2002 Sep 6;16(13):1832-4.

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

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Department of Internal Medicine, Universitsity of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.


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.

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