Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 1st, 1997
As AIDS treatment decisions become more complicated, those with AIDS and their loved ones need to educate themselves and work with experienced doctors who can help them understand their options.
Despite the new hope generated by the so-called protease inhibitor "cocktails," the surprising effectiveness of these drugs may not be permanent. That's because if the virus outsmarts one drug in the cocktail, it may also become resistant to other, similar drugs.
Treating AIDS has become more like a chess game where the doctor and patient must think of several moves in advance to outsmart...
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