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(CATIE) INFECTION FIGHTERS: Women using fluconazole
Sein Hosein
October 20, 1996
TreatmentUpdate 72, Vol. 8, No. 8; October 1996

Study details Doctors in the US recruited 323 HIV-infected women who had less than 300 CD4+ cells for this study. One hundred and sixty-two received fluconazole 200 mg/week and 161 received fake fluconazole (placebo). Researchers monitored 50% of subjects for 2 and a half years.

Results Thirteen subjects developed yeast infections; 6 in the fluconazole group and 7 in the placebo group.

REFERENCES: 1. Vasquez JA, Steel-Moore L, Schuman P, et al . Antifungal susceptibility among Candida species recovered from HIV-positive women receiving fluconazole prophylaxis. Abstract LB10.