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Table 1 Demographical, epidemiological and clinical characteristic of the study population

From: Simultaneous quantification of human herpesvirus 8 DNA by real time PCR in different tissues of HIV infected cuban patients with Kaposi's sarcoma

Demographical, epidemiological and clinical variables AIDS-KS N = 49
Mean Age 38.2 years (Range: 22-57)
Gender Female 2 (4.1%)
  Male 47 (95.9%)
Race White 35 (71.4%)
  Mulatto 9 (18.4%)
  Black 5 (10.2%)
Sexual orientation Heterosexual 5 (10.2%)
  Homosexual 44 (89.8%)
Type of KS according to macroscopic classification Cutaneous 35 (71.4%)
  Mucocutaneous 7 (14.3%)
  Disseminated 7 (14.3%)
Histological classification Macular 16 (32.6%)
  Patch 7 (14.3%)
  Tumor 14 (28.6%)
  Not classified 12 (24.5%)
Mean HIV viral load* (copies/mL) 65 135 (Range: < 50-580 000)
Mean T CD4+ cell count (cel/mm3) 295 (Range: 8-974)
T CD4+ cell count < 200 21 (42.9%)
  200-499 21 (42.9%)
  > 500 7 (14.2%)
Mean number of years after KS diagnosis 1.6 years
  1. *Data not available from 7 patients.