Tuesday 29 April 2003
AIDS medicine clearance: Two hundred HIV-infected people rally to protest the banning order by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on production of V-1 Immunitor medicine, which FDA tests found to be ineffective against the AIDS virus.
One of the 200 HIV-positive protestors massed in front of Government House cries out, "We're half-dead already, so we're not afraid to die here. We're not trying to make a name for ourselves; we're being harassed. We've come for the truth today. We want our license back [for the V1 Immunitor drug to resume production]... FDA