A recent systematic review of clinical trials of HIV antiretroviral medications showed women were less than a quarter of participants. The authors noted that this could limit the generalisability of findings as women can absorb drugs differently and respond differently to medication (side effects). (more…)
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The online edition of the US Journal of Infectious Diseases (on AIDSmap) reports that high concentrations of HIV treatment (ART) were found in the vaginal secretions of women in a study. The findings support the use of ART to prevent sexual transmission of HIV.
The investigators wanted to see if ART had any effect on HIV in vaginal secretions, particularly during menstruation.
A group of international writers in AIDSJournal, including David Cooper from UNSW conclude that we do not yet have sufficiently strong evidence to recommend that antiretroviral treatment (ART) should be offered to all people with HIV, regardless of their CD4 count. A summary of the article in AIDSmap […]