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TWiST

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.
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The Americans are worried that arms may fall into the wrong hands in Syria and have been twisting arms in Turkey as well as in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, limiting the flow of arms to the opposition lest al-Qaeda-type radicals exploit the situation.
Tom launched ShelterBox in1999 to fill that void and started researching the idea, sourcing equipment and twisting arms to get the project off the ground.
We understand the Democratic leadership of the House is busy twisting arms. But reading the Constitution is always instructive.
Understandably, President Obama would rather risk his re-election prospects on ambitious health reform and fixing the US economy than on twisting arms to recast the US role in the peace process.
But we hope that when the administration finally reveals its Darfur plan in the coming days or weeks, it will focus on ways to tighten the screws on Khartoum -- in particular by twisting arms at the Security Council to toughen international sanctions.
It has not shied in past from twisting arms as well.
Edward Kennedy has been quietly twisting arms to ensure Caroline's selection for the seat being vacated by Clinton as she prepares to become secretary of state.
"And it isn't by horse trading or twisting arms, really.
The whips and Government Ministers are now at work, twisting arms, promising promotions, and threatening dissenters to try to get the vote through.
Mr Cooke claimed Taylor demonstrated police restraint techniques on her, twisting arms and wrists until she was in discomfort and begged him to stop.