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NPR Profiles HIV-Positive South African Woman Whose Outspokenness Allowed Her Access to Life-Saving Drugs
NPR's "All Things Considered" yesterday featured an interview with Nozuku Mawini (ph), an HIV-positive South African woman who has "discovered how to live with HIV" in a country where the government "balks at providing the anti-AIDS drugs that would help people live longer." Mawini, who works as a hospital counselor two days a week and speaks about AIDS at schools, funerals and public gatherings, became "well-known" as one of the first South Africans to be up front about her HIV status. Dr. Clare Hoffman, who works at the hospital where Mawini counsels, said that two anonymous individuals asked to pay $1,000 annually
-- twice as much as Mawini earns in a year -- for her treatment (Wilson, "All Things Considered," NPR, 3/25). The full report is available in RealAudio
online. Note: You must have RealPlayer to listen to the story.
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