Faster Initial Viral Decay in Female Children Living With HIV

Sara Domínguez-Rodríguez, Miquel Serna-Pascual, Caroline Foster, Paolo Palma, Eleni Nastouli, Anita De Rossi, Javier Seoane, Paolo Rossi, Carlo Giaquinto, Alfredo Tagarro, Pablo Rojo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-676
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2021


  • Anti-HIV Agents/therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Female
  • HIV Infections/drug therapy
  • HIV-1
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Viral Load


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