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When AIDS would become a chronic disease

Jan 6th 2014 at 1:37 AM

Was the critical period of the epidemic? Very little was known about the disease and the medicine was confronted terrified and helpless with a growing number of deaths.
Changing this scenario occurred in 1989 with the discovery of the drug - AZT, which was effective initially, but that did not change the survival time.
Years later emerged that new substances, associated with AZT, slightly increased the survival of the affected people, and at the time called dual therapy.
Advances in scientific research enabled the appearance in 1996 of a proposed therapy which demonstrated an increase in survival, getting popularly known as a cocktail. She was the antiretroviral therapy high power.
This therapy has brought invaluable advances, providing clarification of key aspects of the disease. AIDS would become a chronic disease, compatible with survival and preservation of quality of life.
In Brazil, since 1995, the Unified Health System - SUS, since dies antiretroviral drugs, but only from 1996, against optimal result "cocktail" drugs that comprise mandatory distribution are guaranteed by federal law - Law 9,313 of November 13, 1996 - authored by Senator
José Carney and signed by the President, Fernando Henrique Cardoso - became mandatory the distribution of anti-HIV drugs by the public health system..
TREATMENT OF AIDS Between 1982 and 1989, the median survival of patients in Brazil with over 12 AIDS was only 5.1 months, ie, after diagnosis of the first opportunistic infection, about 50% of patients died in less than six months.

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