Daily Rounds: Breakthrough In AIDS; Romney Backs Mass. Law; Nuclear Generator Failures; Ranking MD Discipline

Early Therapy for H.I.V. Found to Sharply Cut Spread - "Patients with H.I.V. were 96 percent less likely to pass on the infection if they were taking antiretroviral drugs — a finding that is so overwhelming that it is likely to change the way American AIDS doctors treat patients and what treatment policies are adopted by the World Health Organization and other countries, said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which paid for the trial. The data was so convincing that the trial, scheduled to last until 2015, is effectively being ended early." (

Mitt Romney: Health law ‘right’ for Bay State - “A lot of pundits around the nation are saying that I should just stand up (and) say this whole thing was a mistake — that it was just a bone-headed idea, and I should just admit it: ‘It was a mistake,’ and walk away from it,” Romney said. “But there’s only one problem with that: It wouldn’t be honest. I, in fact, did what I believe was right for the people of my state.” (Boston Herald)

Markey: Back-up generators failed during tests at US nuclear plants - The Green Blog - A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston "Nuclear plant emergency generators like those that failed in Japan following the tsunami, sparking that country’s nuclear crisis, also failed during tests at Seabrook Station and 32 other US nuclear plants in the last eight years, a new report by Massachusetts Congressman Edward Markey’s office shows. (Boston Globe) Study: Mass. medical board ranks poorly on MD discipline - White Coat Notes - ("Public Citizen, a consumer group with a focus on health care, issued its annual listing comparing medical boards based on how regularly they discipline doctors. Not only does Massachusetts rank poorly, at No. 47, but it is among a handful of states that have dropped significantly in recent years. Seven years ago, the state was ranked solidly in the middle of the pack at No. 23."

This program aired on May 13, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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