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NIAID paper : HIV causes AIDSDeveloped countriesSurvival with AZT/PIsPalella & Hogg studies
The chemical bases of the various AIDS epidemics: recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutrition
  (Palella F J Jr et al, Declining morbidity and mortality among patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection. HIV outpatient Study Investigators; N. Engl. J. Med. 1998, 338 853–860, Hogg R S et al, Rates of Disease Progression by Baseline CD4 Cell Count and Viral Load After Initiating Triple-Drug Therapy, 2001, Jama 286 2568–2577) "The largest and most influential survey was conducted by Palella et al who investigated in 1998 1255 anti-HIV drug-treated “patients, each of which had at least one CD4+ count below 100” from nine clinics in the US. However, all of these “patients” were “nonhospitalized”, AIDS-free subjects. “Patients with a diagnosis of cytomegalovirus retinitis or M. aviarum complex disease before study entry or during the first 30 days of follow-up and patients with active P. carinii pneumonia at the beginning of follow-up were excluded.” A similar survey investigated in 2001 1219 anti-HIV drug- treated Canadian HIV-positives with less than 200 CD4+ cells, of which 87% were AIDS-free. Neither of these studies mentions drug-free controls. On this basis the Palella-study found that the mortality of initially symptomatic, HIV-positive people, which are treated with new anti-HIV drug cocktails, is 8×8% (“8×8 per 100 person-years”) and the Hogg-study found it is 6×7%. But, in the absence of untreated control groups, the effects of the new anti-HIV drugs on the morbidity and mortality of HIV-positive recipients can not be determined scientifically from the results of these surveys."
  J. Biosc, Vol. 28 No. 4, June 2003, 383–4122003