THE ODDS GROW LONGER

DOCTORS HAD HOPED BY NOW TO HAVE ELIMINATED THE AIDS VIRUS FROM SOME PATIENTS. NO SUCH LUCK

When Dr. David Ho announced last year that he thought he might be able to eliminate the AIDS virus completely from the bodies of his patients by hitting it early and hard with a combination of powerful antiviral drugs, his startling prediction was couched in a big "if." If it turned out that there were previously undiscovered pockets of viral particles in the body, all bets were off.

The bets are off. Reporting in the journal Science, two groups of investigators--one from Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Md., the other from the University of California at San Diego--announced last week...

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