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Table 1 Study subject characteristics

From: Late presenters to HIV care and treatment, identification of associated risk factors in HIV-1 infected Indian population

Characteristics Number Percentage (%)
Year of testing
2001 275 7.5
2002 495 13.4
2003 457 12.4
2004 612 16.6
2005 535 14.5
2006 767 20.8
2007 539 14.6
Sex
Male 2598 70.6
Female 1082 29.4
Age Group
0-14 years 198 5.4
15-24 years 398 10.8
25-34 years 1612 43.8
35-44 years 1049 28.5
45 years & above 423 11.5
Transmission route
Heterosexual 1475 40.1
HIV+ spouse 783 21.3
Parent to child 133 3.6
Transfusion recipient 428 11.6
IVDU 43 1.2
Unsterile syringe use, Occupational exposure 32 0.9
MSM 4 0.1
Unknown, undisclosed 782 21.2
Symptoms
Asymptomatic 745 20.2
Symptomatic 2935 79.8
AIDS related/defining illnesses
TB 529 14.4
Sexually Transmitted Infections 102 2.8
Other AIDS defining illnesses 564 15.3