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Table 5 The effect different types of 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- HIV+
Groups Control (n = 90) pre-HAART (n = 65) Therapy I (n = 40) Therapy II (n = 20) Therapy III (n = 25)
Sulfhydryls (nmol/mg protein) 8.03 ±± 0.68 4.90 ± 2.78a 4.5 ± 2.1a 2.70 ± 1.45abc 4.37 ± 2.01a
Albumin (mol/l) 0.94 ± 0.32 0.41 ± 0.05a 0.47 ± 0.24a 0.54 ± 0.31ab 0.47 ± 0.29a
Vitamin C (μmol/l) 27.1 ± 4.22 26 ± 4.01 12.9 ± 2.12ab 22.9 ± 5.01c 28.5 ± 7.45c
  1. Significant differences (aP < 0.001) are by comparison with the control group (HIV Negative), (bP < 0.01) are by comparison with the HIV positive patients without therapy (pre-HAART) and (cP < 0.001) by comparison with the HIV positive patients on therapy I