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'Calling My Children' And The Faces Of AIDS

Photographer David Binder has been telling the stories of people with AIDS for 25 years. Binder's photographs of Gail Farrow, who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion, and her family shattered prevailing perceptions of the epidemic. His documentary on her struggle was screened this week in Washington.
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Meet The Drug Dealer Who Helps Addicts Quit

A prescription drug called Suboxone helps wean people off of heroin and pain pills, but addicts have a hard time getting prescriptions. So they're turning to the black market.
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Treating Everybody With HIV Is The Goal, But Who Will Pay?

Right now about 8 million people around the world are getting treated for HIV at a cost of about $17 billion a year. Universal treatment would cost another $22 billion. One proposal on funding: a tax on beer and cigarettes.
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Flaws And All, Medicaid Can Improve Adults' Health

When Oregon couldn't pay for everyone eligible for Medicaid to be covered, the state resorted to a lottery. Researchers then compared the health of people who won coverage with those who didn't. The results show that Medicaid improves people's health.
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As Pain Pills Change, Abusers Move To New Drugs

Prescription drug abuse has soared in the past decade, leading pharmaceutical companies to alter the recipes for their painkillers to thwart misuse. But communities fighting the growing problem see drug users switching to new medicines to get around the changes.
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Thai Dancers Raise Money To Provide HIV Counseling

A group of current and former Thai sex workers dance at the Global Village to advocate for HIV/AIDS counseling and support services for gay sex workers throughout sex workers.

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