Exhibit A for Republican Obamacare repeal challenge: people with HIV

FILE PHOTO - Applications are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Jackson MississippiBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Scientists have shown conclusively that treatment not only improves the health of people infected with HIV, it also stops transmission of the virus that causes AIDS.     That public health issue is just one of the challenges Republicans face as they attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, a law that brought health insurance coverage to some 20 million people – including tens of thousands of Americans living with HIV. Lawmakers are currently considering repealing the massive 2010 U.S. health reform law known as Obamacare as soon as this month. This would give Republicans more time to craft a replacement plan, but it is not clear if individual insurance prices would skyrocket during the delay or what the new coverage will look like.

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