Here come the drugs

April 2004
U.S. Catholic;Apr2004, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p10
Reports on the free antiretroviral drugs given by the Catholic Church to South Africans infected with HIV and AIDS. Number of South Africans infected; Plan for the church-run projects for the drugs; Statement from Bishop Kevin Dowling about the proposed antiretroviral drug program from the South African government.


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