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HIV Cocktail Cuts Death Rates by Half

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Studies have long proved that combination therapy vastly improves immune function in HIV-positive individuals, but a new study is also proving the AIDS cocktail is saving lives.

Specifically, a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston found that a cocktail of powerful AIDS drugs cut the average death rate by half in a group of HIV-positive people studied for three years. The findings were detailed in the latest issue of the journal AIDS.

The investigators noted that the cocktail, "halved the [death] rate of HIV-infected invdividuals in developed countries, and ... the absolute reduction in [death] was stronger in those with worse prognosis at the start of follow-up."

Yahoo! News reports that the team concluded that the cocktail "demonstrates the benefits of being treated even at the most advanced stages of [disease]."

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.