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HIV life expectancy near normal thanks to new drugs 研究发现新药物可使艾滋病毒携带者预期寿命“接近正常”
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HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs 研究发现新药物可使艾滋病毒携带者预期寿命“接近正常”

HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs 研究发现新药物可使艾滋病毒携带者预期寿命“接近正常”

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在医疗期刊《柳叶刀》上发布的一项研究称,随着相关治疗水平的进步,现在接受最新艾滋病毒药物治疗的年轻人的预期寿命可接近正常人。研究还发现,与1996年首次接受抗艾滋病毒药物治疗的二十多岁患者相比,从2010年开始接受相关治疗的同龄患者们预计将多活十年。同时,世界卫生组织强调,在确诊携带艾滋病毒后,患者应及早接受抗艾滋病毒治疗。请听 Jane Dreaper 的报道。

The Bristol researchers used data about almost 90,000 people being treated for the virus from 18 studies in Europe and North America. Their projections suggest that a 20-year-old who began treatment in 2008 or afterwards may end up living until their mid-70s.

The latest improvements are due to newer drugs with fewer side effects. HIV treatment now often involves just one pill a day. The authors hope their findings will make it easier for people with HIV to get insurance and stay in employment.

A comment article alongside the research welcomed the results but pointed out early treatment was still limited in some poorer countries.

词汇表

projections 推测,预测
end up 最后,以…告终
side effects 副作用
involves 涉及,包括
get insurance 购买保险
stay in employment 保住饭碗
comment article 评论(该研究的)文章
alongside 与…一起
welcomed 接受了,支持了

测验

请听报道并回答下列问题。  

1. What are the latest improvements down to?

2. Generally speaking, how many pills does a person with HIV take a day??

3. What do the authors of this study hope to do with their findings?

4. Which word in the text means ‘the process or way to cure a person with an illness’?

答案

1. What are the latest improvements down to?
The latest improvements are down to newer drugs with fewer side effects.

2. Generally speaking, how many pills does a person with HIV take a day?
Now a person with HIV often takes just one pill a day. 

3. What do the authors of this study hope to do with their findings?
The authors of this study hope that their findings will make it easier for people with HIV to get insurance and stay in employment. 

4. Which word in the text means ‘the process or way to cure a person with an illness’?
Treatment.

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