AZT Roulette

Farber, Celia
September 1998
Mothering;Sep/Oct98, Issue 90, p52
Deals with the impossible choices facing pregnant HIV-positive women. Therapeutic use of the Azidothymidine (AZT) drug for pregnant HIV-positive women; Five categories used by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for pregnancy drug classification; Potential toxic effects of AZT.


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