Sex influences immune responses to viruses, and efficacy of prophylaxis and treatments for viral diseases.

@article{Klein2012SexII,
  title={Sex influences immune responses to viruses, and efficacy of prophylaxis and treatments for viral diseases.},
  author={Sabra L Klein},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={1050-9}
}
The intensity and prevalence of viral infections are typically higher in males, whereas disease outcome can be worse for females. Females mount higher innate and adaptive immune responses than males, which can result in faster clearance of viruses, but also contributes to increased development of immunopathology. In response to viral vaccines, females mount higher antibody responses and experience more adverse reactions than males. The efficacy of antiviral drugs at reducing viral load differs… CONTINUE READING
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