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In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS
  Bottles of Zidovudine  
   
  Zidovudine, better known as AZT, was the first antiviral shown to be effective against AIDS  
     
  Zidovudine, better known as AZT, was the first antiviral drug shown to be effective against AIDS  
     
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