Commentary: Losing The Trail Of The Hiv Epidemic

There are very encouraging reports from the AIDS front. Powerful drug combinations are helping tens of thousands of patients live longer, healthier lives. Researchers said on Feb. 2 at the 5th Conference on Retroviruses that AIDS deaths plunged 44% in the first half of 1997 compared with the same period in 1996. And new data show that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, isn't developing resistance to the drugs given in combination.

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