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Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors

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March 26, 1998
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Northwestern University
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New research shows that aggressive combination antiretroviral therapy -- specifically including protease inhibitors -- dramatically reduces death rates and opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients.

CHICAGO --- HIV-associated deaths and illnesses recently were reported to be on the decline. This was presumed to be due to improved care, including the availability of new and more potent antiviral drugs and widespread use of viral load testing to better gauge the effectiveness of these therapies. However, precise information as to the extent to which antiviral medication in general, and type of antiviral combination regimens specifically, may have contributed to the observed decrease has been unclear.


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Northwestern University. (1998, March 26). Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980326080007.htm
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