Published in AIDS Weekly, March 31st, 1997
Nationally, the AIDS epidemic has taken a dramatic turn, changing possibly from a terminal disease to a chronic illness. A "cocktail" of expensive, experimental drugs is forcing HIV to retreat, with much of the credit going to protease inhibitors introduced in the past two years.
U.S. deaths from AIDS fell 13 percent to 22,000 in the first half of 1996, from 24,900 a year earlier, federal health officials reported February 27, 1997. In Virginia, there was a...
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