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Surviving AIDS
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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NOVA profiles Robert Massie, one of the longest-surviving HIV- infected patients known to science. This program reports new data uncovered through studies of Massie and others who have natural resistance to HIV. The information is being applied to treatments designed to replace or enhance the intensive drug therapies that are responsible for keeping many of today's AIDS sufferers alive.

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Chicago: “NOVA; Surviving AIDS,” 01/12/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB2B39845378498CAB56C875734BD7A0.
MLA: “NOVA; Surviving AIDS.” 01/12/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB2B39845378498CAB56C875734BD7A0>.
APA: NOVA; Surviving AIDS. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB2B39845378498CAB56C875734BD7A0
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