Superbug or symbol?
March 17, 2005 8:17 PM Subscribe
HIV prevention efforts are failing.
Last year, the discovery of a New York man with a novel form of drug-resistant HIV that rapidly progressed to AIDS caused some to warn of the emergence of a "superbug
." The first clinical analysis of the case will be published
Saturday in The Lancet (NYT preview
); Dr. Martin Markowitz concluded the cause of the rapid progression to AIDS may be incomplete -- but that efforts to prevent the epidemic must be redoubled, especially in light of the growing use of methamphetamines
. Dr. Carlos del Rio is blunt
: "This is telling us that AIDS prevention programs have been a failure." The Gay Men's Health Crisis agrees
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