-- Munoz, A. et al. "Long-term survivors with HIV-1 infection;
incubation period and longitudinal patterns of CD4+ lymphocytes."
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome & Human Retrovirology.
8(5): 496-505, 1995 Apr 15.
"A study of 67 HIV+ men with no CD4+ decline for at least 5.5 years.
The article reports that none of these 67 men had or were using AZT.
Two matched groups were set up as controls: (1) a group described as
"moderate decliners" in regard to CD4+, and no use of AZT; and (2) a
group of 'fast decliners' who did or could have used AZT."
-- Buchbinder, Susan et al. "Long-term HIV-1 infection without
immunologic progression." AIDS, 8:1123 (1994) 588 men; 42 were 10-15
year non-progressors. "Only 38% of the HLP [Healthy long-term
positives] had ever used zidovudine [AZT] or other nucleoside analogues,
compared with 94% of the progressors."
-- Pantaleo, G. et al. "Studies in subjects with long-term
non-progressive Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection." New England
Journal of Medicine, 332:209 (1995) "Fifteen long-term non-progressors
studied: usually living longer than 10 yrs.; no decline in CD4s; had
not tak0en any antiretroviral drugs."
This research has been gathered by Kevin Doherty - "HIV- Hunting a
Virus, or chasing a Ghost?"