U.N. Urges Use of AIDS Drug in Africa New United Nations forecasts on AIDS in Africa predicts the number of African children claimed by AIDS may grow from five million today to 10 million over the next decade. A plan to lower that number hinges on administering nevirapine, a controversial drug for mothers and newborns. While South African leaders say the drug is unsafe, doctors and activists say the political reaction is misguided. NPR's Brenda Wilson reports.
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U.N. Urges Use of AIDS Drug in Africa

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U.N. Urges Use of AIDS Drug in Africa

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U.N. Urges Use of AIDS Drug in Africa

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New United Nations forecasts on AIDS in Africa predicts the number of African children claimed by AIDS may grow from five million today to 10 million over the next decade. A plan to lower that number hinges on administering nevirapine, a controversial drug for mothers and newborns. While South African leaders say the drug is unsafe, doctors and activists say the political reaction is misguided. NPR's Brenda Wilson reports.