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Unexpected Stories from Science’s Past
January 3, 2016 Health & Medicine

Young and Positive

Many young people living with HIV put themselves at risk by not taking their medication properly.

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Highly active antiretroviral drugs have turned HIV, once a death sentence, into a chronic manageable disease. But many people living with HIV, particularly the young, don’t take their medication properly—despite grave consequences for themselves and society.

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