AIDS deaths fall by nearly one half

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1032
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The number of Americans who died of AIDS fell to 16 865 last year, almost half the number in 1996 and well below the 43 000 deaths in the peak year of 1995, according to newly released US government statistics.

    It is the second year that AIDS deaths have dropped in the United States, this time nearly twice as fast as in 1996 and enough to push the disease out of the top 10 causes of death in America for the first time since 1990. The increased access to …

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