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Research Article

Changes in Lipid Profiles of HIV+ Adults over Nine Months at a Harare HIV Clinic: A Longitudinal Study

Table 3

Comparison of lipid variables of ART naïve and ART experienced patients at baseline and follow-up.

ART history
ART naïve ()ART experienced ()Total ()
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD

Baseline TC/mmol/L3.80.84.71.24.61.2<0.001
Baseline HDL/mmol/L1.00.21.30.41.20.4<0.001
Baseline LDL/mmol/L2.31.22.72.22.62.10.376
Baseline TC/HDL ratio4.01.24.01.34.01.30.818

ART history
ART naïve ()ART experienced () Total )
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD

Follow-up TC/mmol/L3.70.84.01.24.0 1.10.001
Follow-up HDL/mmol/L1.4 0.41.3 0.51.30.50.002
Follow-up LDL/mmol/L2.6 0.82.5 0.992.50.960.118
Follow-up TC/HDL ratio2.9 1.043.5 2.43.42.30.841

Note: SD: standard deviation; level of significance is set at ; from -test comparison of means; from comparisons using generalised linear models (GLM) time group estimates. Mean values, for all 171 patients with complete baseline and follow-up data; TC: total cholesterol; LDL: low density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL: high density lipoprotein cholesterol; ART: antiretroviral therapy.

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