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Table 2 Characteristics of patients in the enrollment

From: Naïve CD4+ cell counts significantly decay and high HIV RNA levels contribute to immunological progression in long-term non-progressors infected with HIV by blood products: a cohort study

  DG
(N = 6)
non-DG
(N = 19)
p
Median age at HIV diagnosis (years) 24 (20.5–31.5) 24 (22–27) 0.974
Sex
 Men 5 (83.33%) 12 (63.16%) 0.624
 HIV infection time (years) 12 (8–15.25) 12 (12–14) 0.693
 Protective HLA typea, n (%) 2 (50%)b 9 (64.29%)c
 B*13 1 (25.0%) 4 (28.57%)  
 B*27 0 (0%) 1 (7.14)  
 B*57 0 (0%) 3 (21.43)  
 B*58 1 (25.0%) 1 (7.14)  
HIV claded
 B 4 (80.0%) 19 (100%) 0.208
 CRF07_BC 1 (20.0%) 0 (0%)  
 CD4 cell counts (cells/uL) 440 (432–616) 510 (472–572) 0.105
 HIV RNA load (log10 copies/uL) 3.54 (3.37–3.72) 2.9 (1.40–3.28) 0.03
  < 50 (copies/uL) 0 (0%) 5 (26.32%) 0.032
 50–2000 (copies/uL) 1 (16.67%) 10 (52.63%)  
  > 2000 (copies/uL) 5 (83.33%) 4 (21.05%)  
  1. a: Protective gene were defined as HLA-B*57, HLA-B*27, HLA-B*13, HLA-B*58
  2. b: 4 patients were tested for protective gene
  3. c: 14 patients were tested for protective gene
  4. d: 24 patients were tested for HIV subtype