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Science  19 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5640, pp. 1662
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5640.1662

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BANGKOK, THAILAND-- In April 2002, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) here began producing a generic version of three anti-HIV drugs--d4T, 3TC, and nevirapine--mixed together into one pill called GPO-VIR. Treatment requires only two pills a day, each of which costs a mere 50 cents. This story is part of a series on HIV/AIDS in Asia; the stories in this initial installment focus on Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.