Money Matters: The Marketplace of HIV/AID$

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Science  28 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5270, pp. 1880-1881
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5270.1880

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded more than 1500 patents related to HIV and AIDS, and the Food and Drug Administration has approved eight anti-HIV drugs, with a ninth in the wings. Companies are making millions of dollars on tests that screen blood for evidence of HIV and immune system damage. Science provides an analysis of the growing AIDS marketplace.