Women’s Health

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Discordance Between ART Prescribing Practices and Guidelines in Pregnant Women

Data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that prescribing practices of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in pregnant women living with HIV in the United States do not align optimally with national guidelines. In this prospective cohort study including data from 1867 pregnancies in 1582 women living with HIV, 49.5% were associated with prescribed ART designated as…

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Are Screen-Out Rates the Reason for Women Being Underrepresented in HIV Trials?

In a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers hypothesized that the underrepresentation of women in HIV intervention trials in the United States may be a result of higher clinical trial screen-out rates in women compared with men. Although they found that screen-out rates did not differ by sex, researchers highlighted that the results underscored…

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