A NEW ATTACK ON AIDS

MULTIDRUG THERAPY SEEMS TO OFFER THE BEST HOPE SO FAR OF BEATING BACK THE DEADLY VIRUS

Dan Cusick, 37, of San Francisco learned last July that an AIDS-related illness was eating away at his brain and would probably kill him by October. In a last-ditch effort to save his life, his doctors gave him three anti-HIV drugs all at once. Within weeks, the lesions inside his head started to disappear. And tests could no longer find even a trace of the virus.

John Rife, 54, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, was getting clobbered by everything from virulent pneumonia to malignant lymphoma. His doctors started him on three anti-HIV drugs. Within a month, his devastated immune system showed signs of...

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