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Definition(s):

  • (n) an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow

Synonym(s)

News

  • Beyond the Buyers Club: The Miracle Drugs That Tamed the AIDS Epidemic

    For the first six years of the AIDS epidemic, the only advice available to patients was to wait. From 1981, when the first AIDS outbreak was recorded, until 1987, when the FDA approved AZT, the first antiretroviral medication, more than 40,000 Americans waited until their immune systems collapsed and their bodies succumbed to opportunistic infections. They died agonizing deaths. Read more...
    on November 1, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  1. Holford said: "AZT, the first prescribable anti-HIV drug, is potentially harmful, and proving less effective than vitamin C," and referred to the paper as proof.
    on Jan 19, 2005 By: Patrick Holford Source: EducationGuardian.co.uk

  2. Johnson said he wished that the government would "start giving AZT to pregnant HIV mothers to help stop the virus being passed on to their babies."
    on Aug 9, 2006 By: Nkosi Johnson Source: International Herald Tribune

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