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Jun 05, 2011

HIV Therapeutic Development

During early June in 1981 the first homosexual patients suffering from two rare diseases presented to doctors in California and New York. The patients were diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma and Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia. Three years later scientists and doctors gave this immune system-destroying disease the name AIDS. How would you rate the pace of ongoing development of new treatments for this disease?

What is your opinion of HIV/AIDS drug development?

Better than expected
 
  26.2%
Meeting the need
 
  16.2%
More needs to be done
 
  57.7%

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