characteristics Total n = 194 HIV n = 129 HIV/HCV n = 65 P <
ALT U/L (range) 28.0 (10-175) 24 (10-171) 43 (13-175) 0.0001
AST U/L (range) 24.0 (10-281) 22 (10-80) 41 (13-281) 0.0001
Total-cholesterol  (mg/dL) ± SD 195.2±51.7 208.8 ± 47.1 165.7 ± 49.9 0.0001
HDL-cholesterol  (mg/dL ) ± SD 50.7±17.4 51.7 ± 14.8 46.5 ± 19.3 0.05
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) ± SD 124.2±45.4 133.5 ± 42.8 90.3 ± 36.1 0.0001
Triglicerides (mg/dL) (range) 132 (35-637) 134 (35-637) 121.5 (52-429) ns
Triglicerides/HDL ratio 2.7 (0.5-14) 2.5 (0.5-20) 3.2 (0.7-14) ns
Calcium (mg/dL) 9.2±0.51 9.1 ± 0.6 9.2 ± 0.5 ns
Phosphorus (mg/dL)* 3.2±0.6 3.2 ± 0.6 3.2 ± 0.8 ns
Parathyroid hormone (pg/mL)° 37.0 (11-362) 37.1 (12-119)             36 (11-362)             ns
Bone alkaline phosphatase (IU/L) 46.5 (17.2-170) 46.8 (17.2-116) 46.2 (17.4-170) ns
25-Hydroxyvitamin D (ng/mL) 18.4 (3-88.3) 16.7 (3-68) 27.2 (4.8-88.3) 0.0001
HCV-RNA (UI/mL) > 700.000 (n, %) - - 41 (63) -
CD4+ T-cell count (cells/μL) (range) 480 (34-1338) 533.5  (34-1082) 413.5 (10-1338) 0.01
Nadir CD4+ T-cell count <200 (cells/μL) 136  (70.1) 88 (68) 49 (75) ns
Detectable HIV-RNA (n, %) 54 (57.4) 30 (23.2) 24 (36.9) ns
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; HCV: Hepatitis C Virus; ALT: Alanine Aminotransferase; AST: Aspartate Aminotransferase; HDL: High-Density Lipoprotein; LDL: Low- Density Lipoprotein; ns: Not Significant.*Missing in 10 HIV mono-infected and 2 HIV/HCV co-infected patients; °Missing in 6 HIV mono-infected and 3 HIV/HCV co-infected patients; Missing in 5 HIV mono-infected patients.
Table 2: Main biological parameters.
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