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A Call for the Release of Libyan Health Workers

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A Call for the Release of Libyan Health Workers

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A Call for the Release of Libyan Health Workers

A Call for the Release of Libyan Health Workers

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Guests discuss the case of five nurses and a doctor jailed in Libya for their role in infecting children with HIV. The six were tried by a Libyan court, found guilty and sentenced to death, in spite of evidence from some of the world's leading AIDS experts that the children were most likely infected by poor hygiene and the re-use of syringes. AIDS researchers around the world are calling for their release.

Guest:

Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology at

the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute