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Friday, July 20, 2012

AIDS Researchers Gather In Washington

Twenty five thousand AIDS experts and activists will descend on Washington DC this weekend for the International Aids Conference.

It’s the world’s largest conference on HIV/AIDS, and the first time in a generation that it’s been held on American soil.

Advancements in treatment have made HIV a manageable disease in the U.S. The rate of infection has remained steady over the last decade or so, but there are hot spots in some urban areas such as Washington DC, where the infection rate rivals many African countries.

Guests:

  • Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Tracy Jarrett, GlobalPost correspondent

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  • BHA in Vermont

    People don’t want to take a pill a day EVERY day? To potentially ward off a disease as horrible as AIDS?

    I have no sympathy.
    First, if they get AIDS, they will be taking a WHOLE LOT MORE than 1 pill a day, every day.
    Second, I don’t have AIDS, my probability of getting AIDS is .000001 and I take between 3 and 5 pills every morning.

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