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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.



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