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Remembering the Original AZT Trial — Joseph Sonnabend, MD
Today, I'm going back 24 years to recall — with the help of a few contemporary documents — a significant event in the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  This was the introduction of AZT, the first drug to be approved for the treatment of HIV infection. This is not so much about AZT as it is about the trial that led to its approval and how it made me aware that even if we then had no lifesaving treatments there was much we were able to do for our patients. I'm certainly not writing a history of the introduction of AZT. This is just the personal account of a doctor treating HIV infected individuals at the time, who was unable to recommend AZT for his patients at least not at the huge dose then suggested by authorities who had taken on the medical leadership of the epidemic.
by:JosephSonnabend  HIV/AIDS  AZT  medicine  from:Poz.com  QueerHistory  from delicious
july 2014 by owenblacker

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