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THE SALINA JOURNAL HEALTH THURSDAY, MAYS, 1997 C3 TAIDS New drugs attack HIV at its source By The Associated Press NEW YORK — A new study of powerful AIDS drugs shows they devastate HIV in one of its favorite hangouts, while another suggests that curing an infected person would take at least two to three years — if it can be done. The three-drug "cocktail" stops HIV from reproducing, so it can't continuously infect new cells as previously infected cells die off. Dr. Ashley Haase of the University of Minnesota and other scientists sampled the tonsils of 10 people during treatment. In Friday's issue of the journal Science, they reported that within six months, the therapy eliminated more than 99 percent of cells producing HIV. In the other study, scientists including Dr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York looked at the time it would take for the drug treatment to rid the body of HIV. The group reported the initial drop in blood levels of HIV is followed by a second, slower decline. By analyzing the trend, they estimate that it would take 2.3 to 3.1 years to eliminate HIV. T MANAGED CARE Unmanaged Women over 40 fare worst under managed care By LEE BOWMAN Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON — Managed health care "poses a greater risk of injury to women over 40 than to any other sector of the population," an advocacy group for older women contends in a report issued Wednesday. "This report demonstrates that managed care works less well for those who are chronically ill and least well for older women, whose care is complicated by the fact that they often have more than one chronic illness at a time," said Johnetta Marshall, president of the Older Women's League. The organization issued the report along with a Mother's Day card to be sent to each member of Congress in support of legislation imposing quality requirements and other regulations on managed care plans. While conceding that managed care plans can benefit older women by offering more preventive screening for illnesses such as cervical and breast cancer, and by having a single physician in charge of coordinating care, the report found they also tend to limit needed access to specialists and restrict availability of some drugs. "Women need access to providers who are knowledgeable about the illnesses and conditions that are more common to us, which may not be the case with the primary-care doctors that many HMOs require patients to use," Marshall said. The report includes new research by managed care analyst Susan Horn of the Institute for Outcomes Research in Salt Lake City that found women over 50 subject to tight restrictions on what prescription drugs their HMO would pay for wound up needing substantially more prescriptions and spent over $100 a year more on drugs than men the same age. They also saw more different physicians and averaged a greater number of doctor visits. All of that called into question whether the limits meant to save money actually do hold down expenses in the long run. The report also said managed care plans often put in place more stringent "gatekeeping" requirements for patients to get mental health services than for referrals to other specialty care. Don White, a spokesman for the American Association of Health Plans, the leading managed care trade group, said the organization generally agrees that "all health-care providers, whether they work for HMOs or fee-for-service plans, need to be more sensitive to the needs of older women and men, since we know they're going to be seeing more and more older patients." "While we take exception with some of the specific claims in the report, I'd say OWL really puts its fingers on some important issues for the future," White said. But he argued that most HMOs are taking steps to make it easier, rather than harder, for patients to routinely see specialists without a specific referral from their family doctor. T DENTAL CARE Laser may ease the pain of visiting the dentist FDA approves for first time laser treatment to take place of drills By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Americans who dread the dentist's drill may get less painful dental visits: The government approved Wednesday the nation's first laser to repair cavities — and the vast majority of patients who tested it didn't require local anesthesia. "I've always been scared of dentists," said Harry Chulamanis, West Millford, N.J., who had two large cavities filled with the laser. "I was astounded. There was no pain at all." Calling the system "medicine for the 21st century," the Food and Drug Administration approved Premier Laser Systems' erbium- YAG laser for treating tooth decay. 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