These antiviral drugs weren't available. They never realized she had aids until she was almost dead.
What year was this, and what AIDS-defining disease(s) did she die of???
OK. I understand. But I don't think HIV causes AIDS and so getting an infection of HIV by accident would not lead to death. So I'm naturally suspicious of the diagnosis. How do you know that it was AIDS that she died of? People die for all kinds of reasons.