Affordable Access

Medical advances with international impact.

Authors
  • James, J S
Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS treatment news
Publication Date
Mar 06, 1998
Issue
No 290
Pages
5–7
Identifiers
PMID: 11365120
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Several medical developments have great implications for treating HIV patients in developing countries, who account for about 90 percent of all cases. A simplified AZT regimen tested in Thailand may cut maternal-infant transmissions in half. The dispute on placebo trials to reduce transmission in developing countries may end. A two-drug tuberculosis regimen taken for two months has been found as effective as the current single-drug treatment taken for a year. Dried blood spots can be used to test viral loads, requiring a significantly smaller amount of blood for test accuracy; this will be especially useful in diagnosing and treating infants. Several studies testing dried blood are described.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times