Characteristics and virological features of 562 IDUs with and without HIV infection.
IDU, injection drug users; SD, standard deviation; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; HBsAg, hepatitis B surface antigen; HCV, hepatitis C virusa
Ratio relative to upper normal limit, the unit of AST and ALT is IU/L.b
For 173 HCV RNA detectable IDUs without HIV infection and 241 HCV RNA undetectable IDUs with HIV infection.d
All anti-HIV-positive subjects were seropositive for HIV RNA.