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Breakthrough HIV study could change course of treatment for millions
Washington Post

Ever since anti-retrovirals became the standard therapy for HIV in the late 1980s, physicians have agonized over the timing of when to give the drugs.

While the treatment has proven effective at decreasing patients’ viral load, it often comes with severe, even toxic side effects — a worry that led global public health officials to recommend only giving the drug when a patient’s white blood cell levels drop to a certain level.