Variable Non-TCP (N=80) TCP (N=320) P value
Age 43 ± 6.7 42.6 ± 7 0.8
Gender
Men
Women
56% (45)
44% (35)
74% (236)
26% (84)
0.01
Race/Ethnicity
African American
63% (50) 73% (234) 0.1
Black Caribbean 3% (2) 2% (6)
Hispanic 27% (22) 20% (64)
White 7% (6%) 5% (16)
Education (years of school) 11.6 ± 2.3 11.3 ± 2.3 0.2
Years Living with HIV 14.9 ± 7.5 15.6 ± 8 0.6
Mode of HIV Transmission
Homosexual
Heterosexual
Drugs
Transfusion
Multiple risks of Exposure
59%
30%
3%
4%
4%
51%
26%
8%
8%
7%
0.2
Years drinking 6.6 ± 1.2 8.8 ± 0.6 0.1
Total number of drinks per week 15 ± 1.3 19 ± 3.5 0.04
Albumin mg/dl 4 ± 0.6 4.2 ± 0.5 0.9
Liver enzymes
AST IU/L
35 ± 20 41 ± 23 0.06
ALT IU/L 33 ± 30 38 ± 27 0.3
Antiretroviral Therapy 94% 93% 0.5
Adherence (ACTG) 86% 88% 0.5
Mood disorders treatment 32% 37% 0.2
Note. Values are means ± SD or percentages with exact n in the parenthesis.
Note. Significant drinking and gender differences were found between groups.
Table 1: Sample Characteristics by TCP Group.
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