Is The Aids News As Good As It Looks?

Immune systems may never fully recover

At last, the AIDS virus may be in retreat. In the past two years, companies have developed drugs powerful enough to render a patient's blood virtually virus-free. With the bug held in check, victims have seen remarkable recoveries in their ravaged immune systems. Death rates and hospital admissions for the myriad infections that accompany AIDS are plunging, at least in countries rich enough to afford the treatments, which can cost as much as $15,000 annually for each patient.

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