Thursday, September 07, 2006

Antiretroviral drugs keep HIV-positive triathlete on track for world event

Here's a good little article talking about how antiretroviral therapy can change patients' lives.

From the Halifax Chronicle Herald:
As a triathlete with HIV, Scott Simpson says the reason he can race in the world triathlon championship Saturday is because he’s part of the lucky minority to be on antiretroviral drugs.

The 40-year-old from Toronto will race in the men’s 40-44 age group at the world championships in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Canada’s elite triathletes, led by Olympic gold medallist Simon Whitfield, will race Sunday in the 1.5-kilometre swim, 40-kilometre bike and 10-kilometre run. ...more

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