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July 9, 2009

Immune suppression increases risk of death from non-AIDS-defining illnesses

"'The consistent finding of a raised risk of non-AIDS-defining death and cumulative time spent with a CD4 cell count less than 350 cells/mm3 reveals clinically important information and provides a strong argument that HIV-infected patients may benefit from early initiation of antiretroviral treatment to reduce the risk of AIDS and non-AIDS-related causes of death.'"

Read more in Aidsmap, July 9, 2009.