Thailand's growing AIDS epidemic has reached hundreds of thousands as the government tries to secure assistance. The NewsHour reports on AIDS in the Asian country and the efforts to reduce the disease and its stigma.
Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer diagnosed with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, told a Senate panel Wednesday via phone that doctors did not explicitly warn him not to travel, though health officials disagreed. The NewsHour reports on the hearing.
Doctors said Tuesday that Atlanta lawyer Andrew Speaker does not appear to be carrying a highly contagious type of tuberculosis, but world health officials said his case still raises concerns over the need to control the disease, particularly drug-resistant strains.
A man diagnosed with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis completed several oversees flights despite health warnings, raising questions about security and health precautions. A medical professor discusses the dangers of the disease and the government's response.
Almost 18 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, thousands of its victims are still without health care. In the first of a two-part report, NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer looks at how doctors are providing some temporary relief.
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