Study: Cheap antibiotic may cut children's HIV deaths by half

Research shows giving children infected with HIV the co-trimoxazole antibiotic could extend their health before stronger antiretroviral drugs are needed to suppress the disease. The U.K.'s Medical Research Council said a study of children in Zambia showed the cheap and plentiful co-trimoxazole could prevent half the deaths of HIV-infected children worldwide. As a result of the research, UNICEF and the World Health Organization have said they will recommend the antibiotic for use in all children with HIV.

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