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December 1, 2014 marked World AIDS Day, with roughly 40 million deaths worldwide over the past three decades attributed to this virulent disease. While there is no known cure for AIDS the advent of multiple drug regimens has made the treatment of the HIV virus which causes AIDS manageable for many patients globally. Unfortunately there[…]

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Lamivudine is also known as Epvir. Marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, the patent for Epvir is due to expire on May 18, 2016. Lamivudine is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B (HBV) virus cells from multiplying in the body. This medication will treat HIV and HBV, but it is not a[…]

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The United Nations AIDS program announced on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 that fewer people infected with HIV globally were dying, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The reason for this encouraging news is the greater accessibility for patients with AIDS worldwide to crucial antiretroviral drugs. The U.N. is actively working alongside pharmaceutical companies, in an effort to[…]

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