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Table 4 Intervention effects on CD4 cell counts and HIV RNA load

From: Effect of mobile text messages on antiretroviral medication adherence and patient retention in early HIV care: an open-label, randomized, single center study in south Florida

 SMS groupControl groupp value
CD4 cell counts, mean ± SD
 Baseline221.8 ± 185.6240.1 ± 230.70.672
 At 3 months376.4 ± 300.1357.9 ± 212.20.765
 At 6 months415.2 ± 361.3406.8 ± 254.40.902
HIV RNA, log, mean ± SD
 Baseline4.7 ± 0.84.7 ± 1.01.000
 At 3 months2.0 ± 0.62.3 ± 1.00.095
 At 6 months2.5 ± 1.42.2 ± 0.90.244
Undetectable HIV RNA, n (%)
 Baseline0 (0)0 (0)1.000
 At 3 months30 (66.7)30 (61.2)0.583
 At 6 months39 (86.7)36 (73.5)0.112
  1. SMS short message service, SD standard deviation, RNA ribonucleic acid