some HIV patients can STOP taking drugs to prevent two opportunistic infections

New guidelines suggest that some HIV patients can STOP taking drugs to prevent two opportunistic infections...Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC).

We used to assume that once HIV patients started primary prophylaxis, these drugs would be continued indefinitely.

But the new potent antiretroviral combinations are improving immune function...and lowering the risk of opportunistic infections.

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