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July 31, 2009

re: NIAID News Release, Bulletin: Study Suggests Immune Systems of Untreated HIV-Infected Individuals May Deteriorate Faster than Previously Thought

[republished with corrected link - JSJ]

"The immune systems of untreated HIV-infected individuals appear to deteriorate faster than previously thought, according to preliminary results of a small clinical trial. This finding suggests that clinicians may need to monitor people with recent HIV infection as closely as they monitor people with more advanced disease, the study investigators postulate. ...

"The trial has been stopped ahead of schedule because, during a routine interim review, an independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) determined that the early treatment group had a superior outcome largely driven by HIV disease progression in the deferral group."

Read more in NIAID, July 29, 2009. [CORRECTED LINK]


Anonymous said...

This link in the post leads to a Google log-in page and not to NIAID.

John S. James said...

Thanks -- it's fixed now.