Time without Sx of disease or toxicity AIDS A quality of life indicator, corresponding to the number of months preceding the development of a Sx with ≥ grade 3 HIV disease, whichever occurred first. See Q-TWiST.
But the dominant figure in the book is President Lyndon Baines Johnson, busily twisting arms and manipulating policy and opinion makers to forge a contrived consensus behind what many in his administration knew would lead to disaster in Vietnam.
Instead of twisting arms on Capitol Hill, in March he flew off to Key West for another "working vacation," which was truly Reaganesque since he had already rested in the Keys just after the fall election --and doesn't seem to have returned to the White House until May.
Merkley spent much of the day twisting arms in the Senate and trying to use parliamentary leverage to force a vote on a bill meant to protect financially struggling homeowners from interest-rate spikes in their subprime mortgage loans.