Patient characteristics in this study

SexMale, 90; female, 1
Risk factorMSMa (90)
Mean CD4+ T-cell count in cells/mm3 (range)471 (119-1353)
Mean log HIV-1 RNA copies/ml of plasma (range)6.56 (2.77-7.87)
Estimated median duration of infection (days)b39
  • a MSM, men who have sex with men.

  • b The approximate date of infection was calculated as 2 weeks prior to the onset of acute retroviral illness (93%). In cases where no acute retroviral illness symptoms were experienced, the midpoint between the last negative antibody result and first positive Western blot result was determined.