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Quick HIV Test Wins FDA Approval

The FDA approves a test for HIV that yields results in 20 minutes. AIDS experts say the test is useful, but must be followed by prompt treatment -- and for many, barriers to treatment are still discouraging. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.
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