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Intermittent treatment shortens survival for patients with HIV

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1213

Patients infected with HIV often struggle to stick with long term antiretroviral treatment. Regimens are complex and associated with serious side effects and the emergence of drug resistance. Giving patients a break, however, substantially increases their risk of an opportunistic disease or …

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