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Characteristics and virological features of 562 IDUs with and without HIV infection.

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posted on 10.04.2014, 04:08 authored by Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Jih-Jin Tsai, Ming-Yen Hsieh, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Jeng-Fu Yang, Ko Chang, Wei-Ru Lin, Chun-Yu Lin, Tun-Chieh Chen, Jee-Fu Huang, Chia-Yen Dai, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang

IDU, injection drug users; SD, standard deviation; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; HBsAg, hepatitis B surface antigen; HCV, hepatitis C virus


Ratio relative to upper normal limit, the unit of AST and ALT is IU/L.


Mann–Whitney U-test.


For 173 HCV RNA detectable IDUs without HIV infection and 241 HCV RNA undetectable IDUs with HIV infection.


All anti-HIV-positive subjects were seropositive for HIV RNA.