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A Promising Anti-HIV Drug Poses A Dilemma
National Public Radio

If you live in a wealthy country, you have choices about your medical care.

Let’s say you’re a young woman who is HIV-positive and find out there’s a new treatment that’s much better for your long-term health. But there’s a potential problem: If you get pregnant, the drug could cause a serious birth defect in your baby.

In the U.S., Europe and other wealthy areas, a doctor will explain the benefits and the risks. If you choose the new drug, the doctor will prescribe birth control.