HIV and Women
Women usually develop lower viral levels than men following acute HIV-1 infection.
Women with similar viral loads. will develop AIDS faster. Why?
Research team based at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT and Harvard has found that a receptor molecule involved in the first-line recognition of HIV-1 responds to the virus differently in women, leading to subsequent differences in chronic T cell activation, a known predictor of disease progression. Their paper, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Nature Medicine.
Excerpts courtesy of LabSpace.net labspaces.net/98592/StudymayexplainwhyHIVprogressesfasterinwomenthaninmen
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