The article by Squillace et al, appearing in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 459-464, entitled “Detectable HIV Viral Load Is Associated With Metabolic Syndrome,” erroneously reported some patient percentages from an early draft of the database that included some patients that were later excluded. The final percentage of patients with HIV viral load >400 copies/ml was 15.5% (205 patients) and not 15.2%.
Thus, in the Results section, p. 460, the percentage of patients with HIV viral load <400 copies/ml should be 84.5% and not 84.8%, and the percentage of patients with metabolic syndrome and a viral load <400 copies/ml should be 22.9% rather than 22.7%. In the Discussion section, p. 462, the cohort contained 15.5% of patients with a detectable viral load (>400 copies/ml), not 15.2%; on p. 463, the percentage of patients with metabolic syndrome and an undetectable viral load should again read 22.9%, not 22.7%. The values in the tables are correct.
1. Squillace N, Zona S, Stentarelli C, et al. Detectable HIV viral load is associated with metabolic syndrome. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr