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British HIV Association guidelines for antiretroviral treatment of HIV-2-positive individuals 2010.

British HIV Association (BHIVA), BHIVA Secretariat, Mediscript Ltd, London, UK.
HIV Medicine (Impact Factor: 3.45). 11/2010; 11(10):611-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-1293.2010.00889.x
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