Some HIV patients can stop taking prophylaxis against infectionsBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7193.1231a (Published 08 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1231
- Scott Gottlieb
- 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 …