Your Health: Mar. 26, 2001


AIDS EQUATION While pressure mounts to reduce the sky-high cost of HIV drugs in developing countries, a report reminds Americans that treatment in the U.S. is still cost effective. "The price of three-drug combination therapy," says Dr. Kenneth Freedberg, "is an extremely good value compared with other ways we spend money in all areas of medicine." Even at $15,000 a year, the cost of treatment is more than balanced by the dramatic benefits for those living with HIV.

HOLD THE PILLS! Up to 75% of antibiotics prescribed each year are for upper-respiratory infections. Yet most of these are...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!