Parameter Controls (n=10) HIV (n=10) P value
Age (years) 37 ± 2 41 ± 1 NS
Body Mass Index (kg·m-2) 36 ± 4 40 ± 3 NS
Duration of HIV (years)   10 ± 1  
Duration of HAART (years)   11 ± 1  
CD4+ count ( cell·ml-3) 1254 ± 50 448 ± 40 <0.001
Viral load (copies·ml-1)   328 ± 15  
Systolic BP (mmHg) 117 ± 3 106 ± 3 NS
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 77 ± 2 65 ± 2.3 NS
Plasma BUN (mg·dl-1) 12 ± 1 11 ± 1 NS
Plasma creatinine (mg·dl-1) 0.80 ± 0.02 0.75 ± 0.01 NS
Total cholesterol (mg·dl-1) 179 ± 6 173 ± 11 NS
HDL cholesterol (mg·dl-1) 47 ± 2 51 ± 5 NS
LDL cholesterol (mg·dl-1) 109 ± 6 98 ± 9 NS
Triglyceride (mg·dl-1) 117 ± 34 124 ± 18 NS
Plasma glucose (mg·dl-1) 81 ± 2 90 ± 4 NS
Table 1: Clinical characteristics of study groups (mean ± SEM).
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