Published in AIDS Weekly, December 9th, 1996
Better treatment has been translating directly into empty hospital beds. The "opportunistic infections" that characterize AIDS, such as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), sometimes are fading before the very eyes of doctors.
The euphoria that greeted the news in Summer 1996 that HIV had been seemingly eradicated in some patients with a triple dose of strong drugs has now been tempered however. Doctors who whispered the word "cure" have been talking about merely controlling the virus.
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