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Armenia: World AIDS Day & the Armenicum Fiasco

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences prepares its readers for the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day and highlights the situation with HIV infection in the country. The blog also notes that this year marks the 10th anniversary of Armenicum, a locally produced drug which the authorities initially announced could cure AIDS. Controversially, the drug has not even been proven to relieve symptoms in clinical trials and the blog comments on a recent article that says not only is it being paid for by the tax-payer, but also costs three times more than proven anti-retroviral treatments.

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