Differences in progression of HIV infection between men and women

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.941a (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:941

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  1. Matthias Egger,
  2. Wiebke Twisselmann,
  3. Bruno Ledergerber
  1. Senior lecturer in epidemilogy Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
  2. Social scientist “Frau und HIV/Aids” Senior research fellow University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    EDITOR,—Alessandro Cozzi Lepri and colleagues report little difference in progression of HIV infection between men and women in the Italian seroconversion study.1 We have examined this issue in the Swiss HIV cohort study, one of the largest continuing studies of a seroprevalent cohort (a cohort of people with HIV infection in whom the date of seroconversion is not known). The study has enrolled over 6000 participants from all transmission groups, including nearly 2000 women.2 In the Swiss survey there was no evidence for differences between the sexes in either progression to different degrees of CD4 lymphocytopenia …

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