Dissident AIDS Database

Antibody testsSeroconversion after immuno-deficiencyNon risk-groupgeneral
Do gender differences in CD4 cell counts matter?
 Prins M, Robertson JR, Brettle RP, Aguado IH, Broers B, Boufassa F, Goldberg DJ, Zangerle R, Coutinho RA, van den Hoek A.
  "To examine the effect of gender on disease progression and whether gender differences in CD4 lymphocyte counts persisted for the entire course from HIV seroconversion until (death from) AIDS. CD4 lymphocyte counts were modelled in 221 female and 443 male seroconverters following seroconversion, backwards from AIDS and backwards from death using regression analysis for repeated measurements... Women seroconverted for HIV, developed AIDS and died at higher CD4 cell counts than men (women: 815, 146 and 44 x 10(6) cells/l, respectively; men: 727, 49 and 22 x 10(6) cells/l, respectively), although differences were only statistically significant at AIDS onset..."
  AIDS 1999 Dec 3;13(17):2361-41999