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Some HIV patients can stop taking prophylaxis against infections

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 08 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1231
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Patients infected with HIV whose immune systems have responded well to combination antiretro-viral treatment can stop taking prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found (1999;340:1301-6).

    The study, conducted by Dr Hansjakob Furrer and colleagues from the Bern Hospital in Switzerland, followed 262 patients who had stopped taking the prophylaxis. While the patients were on …

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