Your Health: Dec. 27, 1999

GOOD NEWS

AIDS UPDATE

The AIDS drug cocktail may have just got better. Replacing protease inhibitors--the medication that first lifted the death sentence for thousands of aids patients--with a new drug, Sustiva, seems to reduce HIV to undetectable levels in 50% more patients. Sustiva benefits kids too. When added to cocktails that contain protease inhibitors, it doubles the chances that the virus will be undetectable. Another big advantage: unlike protease inhibitors, Sustiva need be taken only once a day.

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