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Decline in mortality in children with HIV in the UK and Ireland

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:523

Argument is flawed

  1. S W P Mhlongo, chief specialist (,
  2. P M H Maduna, principal specialist
  1. Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Medunsa (Medical University of South Africa) 0204, Pretoria, Gauteng

    EDITOR—The claims by Gibb et al, that their evidence shows a decline in mortality of children with HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom and Ireland (thanks to antiretrovirals), cannot go unchallenged.1 In their methods section they make little or no reference to the management of opportunistic infections. Furthermore, we have …

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