Limited data exist regarding sex bias and viral decay in children with HIV. We investigated the sex differences in viral decay in 25 perinatally HIV-infected children. Females presented faster phase I viral decay regardless of their age at antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, baseline CD4 percentages, or baseline RNA levels. Also, for each month elapsed under ART, females had faster viral decay than males.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society|
|Publication status||Published - May 28 2021|
- Anti-HIV Agents/therapeutic use
- HIV Infections/drug therapy
- Viral Load