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Are people takingf meds still dying?
May 29, 2003

Hi

I have two questions..

1) Are people taking meds who catch the virus early still dyng?

2. How many of those people who fall under question 1 are dying each year in the US?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

It's really difficult to answer your question with a lot of data, since most population-based studies don't capture the information that you've requested.

I would like to think that early medical intervention (during acute infection) means that these persons have access to excellent care and are not likely to have been lost to follow up, or medical supervision.

Some persons (whether they start treatment or not) are going to have more rapid disease progession, others will have acquired drug resistant virus; both are at greater risk of having disease progression, and ultimately death. I'd think that the number of persons who fall into this category is very low; with improving treatment options, even these persons might likely benefit from combination therapies. BY


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