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South African Doctors Uneasy About HIV Prevention Pill

Each year hundreds of thousands South Africans become infected with HIV, so it might seem that a drug to slow transmission would be welcome. But there's concern about unintended consequences if Truvada is used widely for prevention.
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Report Shows Progress In D.C.'s Fight Against HIV

DC Appleseed has issued their seventh annual HIV/AIDS report card for the District, and the group reports progress in a number of key areas.


How HIV Treatment Can Curb The Spread Of AIDS

Clinicians on the front lines say HIV treatment could help end the AIDS pandemic by curbing infections. Studies have found that HIV drugs make a person less likely to transmit the virus to others because they decrease the level of virus in the body.

The Seamy Side Of The Human Tissue Business

Body-stealing cases like that of Michael Mastromarino illustrate how an industry built on altruism can fall into the hands of the greedy.

Health Care Is An Advantageous Topic For Candidates

Even though the Supreme Court declared the Affordable Care Act constitutional, voters in battleground states remain polarized about the law. But a new NPR survey finds there are signs that the gap between opponents and supporters has become a little smaller.

A Majority Of Voters In NPR Poll Favor Amending, Not Repealing, Health Care Act

More people still oppose the Affordable Care Act, but a narrow majority favor amending it rather than repealing it. The poll also shows President Obama with a 2-percentage-point lead over Mitt Romney, although they're even among voters from 12 battleground states.

Prostate Cancer Surgery Shows No Benefit For Many Men

A study of more than 700 men with prostate cancer found no difference in rates of death among men who had their prostates surgically removed compared to those who didn't. The findings suggest that men with low-risk cancers could forgo surgery.