Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 5 Mean CD4+ count of helminth/HIV co-infected Pre-ART study participants at two points (at baseline and 6 months later) of antihelminthic therapy and of control group from Arba Minch, Chencha and Gidole hospitals, Ethiopia, Dec. 2008–Sept. 2009

From: Deworming and the immune status of HIV positive pre-antiretroviral therapy individuals in Arba Minch, Chencha and Gidole hospitals, Southern Ethiopia

Study groups Before treatment (at baseline) Post-treatment (6 months later) Difference (cells/µl) P-value
HIV(+) Ascaris lumbricoides (+) (n = 26) 469.1 (157.7) 551.4 (249.9) +82 0.02
HIV(+) hookworm (+) (n = 7) 483.7 (209.8) 436.0 (215.1) −47 0.3
HIV(+) mixed infectiona (n = 10) 416.4 (130.6) 468.9 (143.6) +52.5 0.1
All treated participants (n = 43) 464.5 (157.3) 533.0 (215.5) +68.5 0.005
Control group (n = 31)b 384.26 (140.0) 363.52 (178.2) −20.74 0.3
  1. aMixed infection (included two species Ascariasis + Strongylodiasis/Trichuriasis/Hookworm infection)
  2. bControl group consisted of HIV (+) helminth (−) study participants