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Interleukin 2 increases CD4 T cell counts in people with HIV

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:196
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Adding interleukin 2 to antiretroviral drugs substantially increases the CD4 T cell count and decreases the viral load of HIV, according to a multicentre trial sponsored by the National Institutes for Health (JAMA 2000;284:183-9).

    The combination treatment may further extend the immune competency and therefore the life span of people infected with HIV. The two year study, led by Drs …

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