Gender and survival after AIDS in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  title={Gender and survival after AIDS in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Guilherme Santoro-Lopes and Lee H. Harrison and Lawrence H Moulton and L{\'u}cia Abelha Lima and Ana Maria Felix de Pinho and Cristina Hofer and Mauro Schechter},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association},
  volume={19 4},
The relation between gender and survival after a diagnosis of AIDS was studied in a cohort of patients with HIV infection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the study period, 124 of 617 patients (20%) developed AIDS. Of this group, 91 patients were men and 33 were women. There were no gender related differences regarding the access to antiretroviral therapy or to prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Survival was shorter among women (hazard ratio [HR] = 4.43; p < .001) after adjustment… CONTINUE READING

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