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Arguing an AIDS Drug for Mothers

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Arguing an AIDS Drug for Mothers

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Arguing an AIDS Drug for Mothers

Arguing an AIDS Drug for Mothers

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Health experts say millions of AIDS deaths in Africa can be prevented by giving mothers and newborns a drug called nevirapine at the time of birth. More than 500,000 mothers and children have taken the drug. But a debate is raging over the safety and ethics of nevirapine. NPR's Richard Knox explains the latest science on nevirapine.

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