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Treatment Keeps Aids Victim Alive

There have been about 27 known cases of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Israel and only one victim of the fatal disease, a 17-year-old hemophiliac, is alive more than two years after he was diagnosed, according to Dr. Zeev Handzel, head of the immunology unit at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot.

The patient has been pronounced “free of all signs” of AIDS following 2 1/2 years of treatment at Kaplan Hospital where Handzel is conducting clinical tests in volving the thymic humoral factor. So far it has proved effective in AIDS treatment if administered in the early stages of the disease.