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San Francisco, California
The percentage of San Francisco HIV-positives who are still alive at least two years after diagnosis has virtually doubled since 1981.
George Lemp of the San Francisco Department of Public Health presented at the VII International Conference on AIDS the results of his study on nearly 10,000 persons with AIDS whom he has followed for almost ten years. This is the largest epidemiological survey conducted so far; its results therefore are particularly significant. The patients were divided into groups according to the type of complications that they had developed. Survival after diagnosis was shown to have increased especially in …