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Who Is Looking for the Cure for AIDS?

Martin Delaney was a pioneering AIDS activist who believed that knowledge was strength and that hope was an essential ingredient in the fight against HIV. In that spirit he founded San Francisco's Project Inform in 1985 and dedicated his life to obta...

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Drug Pricing

Paying for Life: The Issues Behind Drug Pricing

The Increasing Cost of Health Care Why Is Price a Problem? Have I Got a Deal for You! Risky Business: The Case of T-20 The Best Is Not Good Enough Other Factors Affecting Price ADAP in Crisis Pressure Politics Drug Pricing Key Terms...

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PhRMA Speaks! And We All Listen

The marketing reach of the pharmaceutical industry is deep and pervasive. Among the top four U.S. drug makers, marketing expenses last year were at least double the amount spent for scientific research and development. Pharmaceutical marketing is a w...

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Let Nevirapine Do What It Does Best

S.J. Little, et al. Persistence of Transmitted Drug Resistance among Subjects With Primary HIV Infection Not Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. 9th Retrovirus Conference, Seattle, 2002. Abstract 95.

A single-dose of the AIDS drug nevirapine when take...

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Rapid Testing Stalled

An article in The Los Angeles Times recently reported that seven babies in the region had acquired HIV at birth. The children had been infected at varying times during the past few years but had not been identified sooner because California does not ...

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Protein Primer

You've heard it said: Amino acids are the building blocks of life. More literally, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins -- and proteins are the walls, doors, monorails and kitchen sinks of life. A protein is made from a strand of amino aci...

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Recycling HIV Drugs: Exporting Medicine, Experience, and Hope

This article is about a program started by HIV-positive people in New York to send surplus HIV medicines to people who need them in Latin America.

Despite the desperate need for HIV treatment in parts of the developing world with soaring rates of de...

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Sex Differences in Nevirapine Rash and Hepatitis

Last year, the AIDS world was rocked when news came that the South African Medicines Control Commission had halted a study of an experimental HIV drug after two women in the trial died and several others developed severe liver disease. Coming in the ...

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X-Factors

Compounds become useful drugs only if their beneficial qualities far outweigh any harmful or unwanted activity. But drugs can have subtle, unintended effects -- both good and bad -- that may remain unnoticed until after they are in widespread use. Th...