HIV Muppet NPR's Andrea Seabrook reports that Sesame Street in South Africa will soon have a new Muppet -- and she's HIV positive. The show's local sponsors hope she will teach children in the AIDS-ravaged country that it's okay to play and be friends with HIV-infected children. But some groups in the United States are balking at the new Sesame Street story-line, saying the subject is too complex for the show's viewer-age -- between two and seven-years old.
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NPR's Andrea Seabrook reports that Sesame Street in South Africa will soon have a new Muppet — and she's HIV positive. The show's local sponsors hope she will teach children in the AIDS-ravaged country that it's okay to play and be friends with HIV-infected children. But some groups in the United States are balking at the new Sesame Street story-line, saying the subject is too complex for the show's viewer-age — between two and seven-years old.