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Introduction to AZT

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments ·

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  • AZT (Azidothymidine) is marketed under the name Retrovir
  • First drug approved for the treatment of AIDS and HIV infection in 1987
  • Does not cure AIDS but slows the progression of the disease and the replication of the virus
  • It is taken along with other antiviral drugs that make up a “cocktail”

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