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Thousands To March In D.C. Ahead Of Global AIDS Conference

Thousands are expected to participate in a march to support research funding and medications for AIDS.


After Years Lost, South Africa Rejuvenates HIV Plan

The country has the largest HIV epidemic in the world, and it's also had one of the most conflicted responses to the virus. For years, the government questioned the link between HIV and AIDS and offered little by way of treatment. Now, South Africa is trying to make up for lost time.

Say 'Ahhh': A Simpler Way To Detect Parkinson's

Voice-based tests may soon become the best and cheapest way to diagnose the deliberating neurological disease.
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Advocates For AIDS Awareness Descend On The District

Before the 19th annual International AIDS Conference kicks off this week in the District, hundreds of health advocates from across the country are arriving in one awareness-raising wave.


Treating Mental Trauma: Lessons From Tragedy

Host Scott Simon talks with Tom Olbrich of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Denver about some of the lessons learned about treating patients post-Columbine shooting.

Know Your HIV Status? D.C.'s Asking

Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of HIV infection in the nation. A key initiative in the battle to contain the epidemic is encouraging people to get tested. From the grocery store to the nightclub, community health workers are pushing conversation and on-the-spot status affirmation.