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Allegations Raise Fears of Backlash Against AIDS Prevention Strategy

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Science  24 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5705, pp. 2168-2169
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5705.2168

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Much to the dismay of AIDS researchers and clinicians around the world, the Associated Press (AP) ran a series last week that has reignited debate about the safety of one of the most heralded interventions in AIDS prevention: use of the drug nevirapine to prevent HIV transmission from an infected mother to her infant.