Updated 10 February 2016

Action point


Did you know that, although women make up roughly half of the world's HIV cases, they remain largely excluded from clinical trials that test drugs, vaccines and potential cures for the virus.

That's because even though the disease is the same, women may have different symptoms compared to men and respond in unique ways to the treatments being tested.

Women's underrepresentation in HIV trials can make the findings of limited use in treating female patients, and many caregivers are voicing their concern in this regard.

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