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AIDS Survival Rate Worse

October 05, 1987|Associated Press

NEW YORK — The survival rate for AIDS patients is worse than official figures suggest, with up to 98% of victims succumbing less than three years after diagnosis, a researcher said today.

The official tally of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta shows that about 15% of AIDS victims will live longer than three years. But a detailed examination of long-term survivors suggests that only 2% to 5% may hang on that long, said Ann Hardy of the CDC. Hardy presented her results at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a meeting devoted to research on infectious diseases.

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