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The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer Reports From South Africa on Renewed Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Date:3/19/2009

Although HIV infected patients are living longer due to antiretroviral drugs, their weakened immune systems make them particularly susceptible to TB, which has become their number one killer.

Wed., March 25 - The Lost Generation

12-year-old twins, Batkithi and Bonisani Masoka are among the millions of children world wide left orphaned by AIDS, many of them living in Africa. South African health officials refer to these children as "the lost generation." Suarez visits a rural area in KwaZulu Natal where children, like the Masokas, act as the head of their households, struggling to raise their siblings and struggling to survive.

A web site devoted to The NewsHour's global health reports launches later today. It can be found online here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/globalhealth


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