22 September 2010

No Gender-Based Difference Seen in Anti-HIV Drug Response

But strategies needed to keep women enrolled in research studies, study authors stressed

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The treatment response rates were 73 percent in women and 73.5 percent in men, the investigators found. Rates of adverse events were also comparable between the sexes. The most common side effects were nausea (5.2 percent of women, 2.8 percent of men), diarrhea (4.5 percent of women, 4.9 percent of men) and rash (2.1 percent of women, 2.8 percent of men).


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