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Season 17 Episode 12

Wilhemina's War

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 29, 2016 on PBS
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Wilhemina's War
The story of a 62-year-old family matriarch in rural South Carolina. The uneducated daughter of sharecroppers, she's seen the scourge of HIV up close: five family members have the virus, including her daughter and granddaughter. The documentary also examines the challenges of providing testing for and treatment of HIV in poor communities, where access to health care is sparse; and details the consequences of the state's decision to reject the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion provision.moreless

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