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NIH Statistics...
Jan 17, 2004

These statistics were in the Wall Street Journal based on a National Institute of Health study for the year 2001:

Disease and # of Casualties HIV/AIDS 14,175 Diabetes 71,372 Breast Cancer 41,809 Alzeimers 53,852 Prostate Cancer 30,719

Obviously that's astounding considering the mortality rate during the early stages of the epidemic. But are these numbers inclusive to individuals who died from complications related to HAART? Thanks so much for your help!

Response from Dr. Young

If I understand your source, the numbers of HIV-associated deaths relate to deaths of all HIV-related causes, not only those who died of drug complications.

In our experience, drug-related complications only cause death in an exceedingly small number of patients compared to the ongoing death rate from AIDS complications.

Thanks for reading. BY



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