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MSF reports encouraging results with AIDS treatment

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:192
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Treating people with HIV/AIDS with simplified regimens of antiretroviral medicines is proving effective, even for those with advanced disease living in resource poor settings, new data from the humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) show.

    A study reported last week at the 15th international AIDS conference in Bangkok, Thailand, showed that simplification of treatment, including use of three-in-one fixed dose combinations of antiretroviral drugs, had allowed MSF to rapidly scale up its AIDS treatment programmes from 1500 patients in 10 countries to 13 000 patients in …

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