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The grip of HIV and tuberculosis in South Africa: Portraits of survivors and those who are gone

Three years ago, photographer Misha Friedman traveled to South Africa. He went to Gugulethu, a township near Cape Town, to photograph several women living with HIV and tuberculosis. This year, he went back to try and find the women again. Some have since died. Friedman has now produced a new portrait series — focusing in part on those who were left behind and on the ongoing HIV crisis in South Africa — a country with the highest infection rate in the world.

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Business, Economics and Jobs

David Michaels

Epidemiologist and former Assistant Secretary of Energy David Michaels talks about his new book , in which he describes the rise of "mercenary scientists" and "product defense" firms.

Health & Medicine

Health records

Faith shares her thoughts on Senator John McCain and his campaign's decision to release his medical records on the eve of Memorial Day weekend.

Science, Tech & Environment

Mary Roach

Science writer Mary Roach talks about her new book, "Bonk," in which she discusses the strange history of scientific research into the mechanics and physiology of sex.

Health & Medicine

Texas abstinence

Faith talks to journalist Katy Vince about the broad failure of abstinence education programs in the state of Texas, as described in her new Texas Monthly article, ?Faith, Hope and Chastity.?

Business, Economics and Jobs

David Michaels

Epidemiologist and former Assistant Secretary of Energy David Michaels talks about his new book, in which he describes the rise of "mercenary scientists" and "product defense" firms.

Science, Tech & Environment

Outward Bound: PTSD

Afghanistan combat veteran Kyle Stozek and New York Times reporter Conrad Mulcahy talk about post-traumatic stress disorder and a new outdoor education program that helps soldiers who suffer from it.

Science, Tech & Environment

Healthy food

Some scientists say the best place to grow the next generation of pharmaceutical drugs is within food crops. Living on Earth's Helen Palmer talks with Steve Curwood on recent scientific advancements in all things food and pharma.