Your Health: Jul. 13, 1998

BAD NEWS ON AIDS

It was only a matter of time before HIV found a way to thwart protease inhibitors, the key to combination therapy. Researchers reported the first case of transmission of a strain of the virus that is resistant to all four protease inhibitors. At the moment, combination therapy begun soon after hiv infection is the best hope for keeping HIV at bay.

GOOD NEWS ON AIDS

Scientists report evidence that the immune system of HIV-infected patients might take over where drug therapies leave off. In a study of 303 patients, the number of disease-fighting T cells increased during...

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