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  • 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
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  • 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...
    Nov. 1, 2013 - Deadspin

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