AZT: The breakthrough treatment for Aids

Witness History

By BBC World Service

AZT: The breakthrough treatment for Aids

Wednesday, 1 December

In 1987 the first successful drug treatment was developed for Aids. AZT went from initial test to approval in just over two years - at the time it was the fastest approval in US history. Claire Bowes talks to Dr Samuel Broder, the co-developer of AZT. Picture: Dr Samuel Broder and President Ronald Reagan. Credit: Ronald Reagan Library
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