HIV has become more aggressive:
This article was originally published in Clinica
People infected with HIV are dying more quickly than they did in the 1980s. Their immune systems decline faster and they develop AIDS more quickly. Dr Alesandro Sinicco of the University of Turin in Italy said last week that this was because the virus had become more aggressive. Repeated viral load testing was essential, to identify patients who would benefit from early drug treatment, he said, presenting the findings of a 10-year study of HIV and AIDS in the BMJ (April 26th). Viral load testing has not yet become widespread in Europe.
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