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Table 3 The effect of HIV infection and the antiretroviral therapy, on plasma levels of antioxidants.

From: The effect of different combination therapies on oxidative stress markers in HIV infected patients in cameroon

  HIV negative (n = 90) HIV+
Groups   pre-HAART (n = 65) HAART (n = 85)
Sulfhydryls (nmol/mg protein) 8.03 ± 0.68 4.90 ± 2.78a 3.87 ± 2.85a
Albumin (mol/l) 0.94 ± 0.32 0.41 ± 0.05a 0.49 ± 0.28ab
Vitamin C (μmol/l) 27.1 ± 4.22 26 ± 4.01 21.43 ± 4.53
  1. Significant differences (aP < 0.0001) are by comparison with the control group (HIV Negative), (bP < 0.0001) are by comparison with the HIV positive patients without therapy (pre-HAART)