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The Nation

October 20, 1987

AIDS researchers are puzzled by data from three states showing that some women with AIDS are dying more quickly than men who get the disease, the New York Times reported. Dr. Margaret Fischl of the University of Miami was quoted as saying that 119 female AIDS patients in her care lived an average of 6.6 months after diagnosis, compared with an average of 12 to 14 months for men with the disease. In a California study, 128 women patients lived an average of 40 days, while male patients in nearly 7,000 cases survived an average of more than a year.

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