African Americans, Women Have Lower Virologic Response Rates in Both Arms of Head-to-Head Antiretroviral Trial (July 20, 2009)
Race and gender may prove to be a more critical factor than we think in virologic response to HIV medications. In the large HEAT study, which compared two first-line HAART regimens, Kimberly Smith, M.D., M.P.H., et al found that in both study arms, fewer African Americans (versus white patients) and females (versus males) achieved a viral load of less than 50 copies/mL.
In The 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, from TheBodyPRO.com
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