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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of military personnel with HIV

From: Association between quantitative varicella-zoster virus antibody levels and zoster reactivation in HIV-infected persons

Characteristics All
N = 300
Cases
N = 100
Control
N = 200
p-value
Median age at HIV diagnosis (years) 28.35 28.35 28.25 0.978
Median time HIV negative to positive (years) 0.68 0.66 0.69 0.828
Median time HIV diagnosis to 1st ART (years) 5.41 5.78 4.82 0.078
Gender     0.611
 Male 282 (94%) 94 (94%) 188 (94%)  
 Female 18 (6%) 6 (6%) 12 (6%)  
Race/ethnicity     0.024
 Caucasian 134 (44.7%) 47 (47%) 87 (43.5%)  
 African–American 123 (41%) 36 (36%) 87 (43.5%)  
 Hispanic/Puerto Rican/Mexican 28 (9.3%) 13 (13%) 15 (7.5%)  
 Asian/Pacific Islander 5 (1.7%) 0 5 (2.5%)  
 Native American/Alaskan Native 3 (3%) 3 (3%) 0  
 Other 7 (2.3%) 1 (1%) 6 (3%)  
Median time HIV diagnosis to last study visit (years) 13.18 14.28 13.0384 0.201
Median time from HIV diagnosis to 1st serum date (years) 2.18 1.38 2.53 0.009
Median time from HIV diagnosis to 2nd serum date (years) 6.89 6.98 6.81 0.975
Median CD4 at 1st serum date (cells/μL) 530 534.5 523 0.940
Median VL at 1st serum date (log10 copies/mL) 3.66 3.72 3.65 0.471
Median CD4 at 2nd serum date (cells/μL) 501 436 527 0.007
Median VL at 2nd serum date (log10 copies/mL) 2.80 3.52 2.60 0.007
On ART at 1st serum date     0.075
 No 201 (67%) 73 (73%) 128 (64%)  
 Yes 99 (33%) 27 (27%) 72 (36%)  
On ART at 2nd serum date     0.025
 No 119 (39.7%) 48 (48%) 71 (35.5%)  
 Yes 181 (60.3%) 52 (52%) 129 (64.5%)