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Commentary & Opinion
Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

February 23, 2005

Officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city health department issued an alert to physicians, hospitals and medical providers asking them to test all HIV-positive patients for evidence of the strain. This combination of highly drug-resistant HIV and rapid progression to AIDS has not been identified before (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 2/18). Several newspapers have published editorials and opinion pieces discussing the announcement. Some of them are summarized below.

Opinion Pieces

Editorials

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