Global Health

Research on AIDS Drug Sound, Science Panel Says

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Research from a 1997 study on AIDS medication in Uganda is sound, according to a panel of experts with the Institute of Medicine, an independent scientific group. A review sponsored by the National Institutes of Health determined that the AIDS drug Nevirapine is safe and effective in preventing transmission of HIV from mother to child. A former NIH employee had criticized the results.

Correction April 15, 2005

This story misidentified Dr. Mark Kline. He works at Baylor College of Medicine, not Baylor University.



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