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CONGRESS DEBATES WHETHER TOMATO PASTE IS A VEGETABLE

STORY YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD ABOUT: GOOD NEWS ON HIV AND AIDS

Timothy Brown, a 45-year-old translator from San Francisco, contracted HIV in 1995. In 2011 he celebrated his third anniversary of having no sign of the virus in his blood. His is the first case documenting a possible cure for HIV. In 2007 and 2008, Brown received stem-cell transplants to treat his leukemia. The cancer disappeared--and, surprisingly, so did the HIV. Brown remains healthy. More good news: the number of AIDS deaths fell from 2.2 million...

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