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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 4

Comparison of patients with dyslipidemia at baseline and follow-up.

Baseline
ART history
Type of dyslipidemiaART naïve ()ART experienced ()Total ()

Elevated TC/ (%)1 (4.4%)55 (37.2%) 56 (32.8%)0.020
Depressed HDL/ (%)17 (73.9%) 77 (52.0%)94 (55.0%)0.050
Elevated LDL/ (%)5 (21.7%)34 (23.0%)39 (22.8%)0.896
Elevated TC/HDL ratio/ (%)6 (26.1%) 35 (23.7%)41 (24.0%)0.799
Dyslipidemia/ (%)19 (82.6%) 117 (79.1%) 136 (79.5%) 0.694

Nine-month follow-up
ART history
Type of dyslipidemiaART naïve ()ART experienced ()Total ()

Elevated TC/ (%)0 (0%)23 (15.9%) 23 (13.7%)0.040
Depressed HDL/ (%)9 (39.1%) 69 (46.6%)78 (45.6%)0.502
Elevated LDL/ (%)2 (34.8%) 30 (20.3%)38 (22.2%)0.119
Elevated TC/HDL ratio/ (%)2 (88.70%) 17 (11.6%) 19 (11.2%) 0.685
Dyslipidemia/ (%)14 (60.9%) 96 (64.9%)110 (64.3%)0.710

Note: SD: Standard deviation; level of significance is set at ; from -test comparison of means; from McNemar chi square tests for paired data by time of visit; cutoff values according to NCEP guidelines [20]: elevated TC > 5.2 mmol/L, depressed HDL < 1.1 mmol/L, elevated LDL > 3.2 mmol/L, and elevated TC/HDL ratio > 4.5.

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