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Non-compliance often the cause when AIDS drugs “fail”

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:208
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A new study shows that for patients in whom antiretroviral treatment stops working soon after it is begun, resistance to the most potent drugs in the combination is usually not the problem, as previously believed.

    The new study evolved out of larger tests of the drugs' effectiveness in which participants had been treated for three to …

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