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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with HIV-1 in the Han Chinese population in Taiwan

From: Ring finger protein 39 genetic variants associate with HIV-1 plasma viral loads and its replication in cell culture

Variable Taiwanese HIV-1 infected patients
No. of participants 303
Male,% 87.3
Mean age at HIV-1 positive (range), yearsa 37.0 (20.6–78.7)
Mean plasma HIV-1 viral load (interquartile range), log10 copies/mLb 4.0 (2.6–6.4)
  1. aThe age at HIV-1 antibody positive means the age of the patient when he/she was examined with the earliest HIV-1 antibody positive result. The HIV-1 antibody positive results were obtained from the department of medical and laboratory examination database at our hospital.
  2. bThe HIV-1 viral load was measured in peripheral blood when the patient was examined with the earliest HIV-1 antibody positive result. Any measurements taken after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy were not used in any analyses.