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In the Field: What is the secret behind the ALIVE programís success?

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Air date: June 24, 2012

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The John Hopkins School of Public Health ALIVE program, or AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience, is celebrating 25 years of research into HIV and injection drug use. A large part of the program's success can be attributed to a single person known as Bert. In a special field piece, Scott Goldberg chronicles Bertís amazing journey from a heroin user to valued employee of the ALIVE program who is responsible for tracking down study participants who have missed visits.

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