September #27 : Sex Matters - by Bob Lederer

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Disability Dish

Not Working is a Full-Time Job

Task Mistress

Eppich Tale

Spree de Corps

Sharp as Attack

S.O.S.

Roche Trap

Abnormal? Not to Worry!

Checking In

A Nose for Trouble

Let the Buyers Be Shared

Pulp Fiction...and Facts

Right Bulb

Disability Dish

Lovers Leap

Back to the Future

Periodic Problems

Data Jocks

Mate Expectations

Sex Matters

Debtor's Prison



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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September 1997

Sex Matters

by Bob Lederer

For far too long, the treatment needs of women with HIV have been given short shrift -- by doctors, researchers, drug companies and community organizations alike. Because human biology differs by gender, women face a wide range of problems not covered by "general" medical information based only on research in men. After much activist struggle, some meager studies of women's disease progression are under way. But it's still rare that an AIDS drug trial includes enough women to uncover possible gender differences in dosage, effectiveness and toxicity. Pushing for this inclusion, and for more studies that mine the rich lode of women PWAs' experiences, are key tasks for everyone concerned about AIDS.


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