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More Clinical Trials on HIV-positive Women Are Needed

Despite improvements in antiretroviral therapy and more than 17 million people on treatment, AIDS remains a leading cause of death for women of reproductive age worldwide.1,2 In this Expert Perspectives Video, Dr. Kim Smith, the head of Global Research and Medical Strategy for ViiV Healthcare, discusses some of the unique challenges women who are living with HIV face and concludes, "We are committed to adding more clinical trial data specific to women to the literature, and we will actively contribute to the discussion on how we as a global community can improve the treatment of women living with HIV."

References:
1. UNAIDS. Global Statistics Fact Sheet 2016. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/fact-sheet Last accessed August 2017.
2. World Health Organization. Women's health fact sheet, number 334. Updated September 2013. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs334/en. Accessed August 2017.

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