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Clinton: US Committed to 'AIDS-Free Generation'

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the XIX International AIDS Conference, July 23, 2012, in Washington.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the XIX International AIDS Conference, July 23, 2012, in Washington.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said America is committed to creating an "AIDS-free generation."

Addressing the second day of the International AIDS Conference in Washington Monday, she said the U.S. is working to build sustainable health systems that will help the world "finally win this fight."

With that goal, she said the U.S. is ready to invest, in Africa and elsewhere, in clinics that help slow mother-to-child transmissions. She praised male circumcision programs in Africa that have been highly effective in slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

British rock start Elton John spoke against stigma, hate and ignorance that he said hamper the fight against the spread of AIDS.

The United Nations says 34 million people live with HIV / AIDS and 1.7 million died from the disease in 2011.

The conference is expected to draw more than 20,000 people.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.

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by: Patrick KATAGATA from: Kampala - Uganda: E.Afr
July 24, 2012 5:15 AM
I ultimately agree with Mrs. Hilary Clinton! The monstrous HIV/AIDS has ravaged Africa to the most painful extent and it needs to be uprooted by both shoot and branch this time around! Despite my rather remote influence and resources, I am committed to the same cause and should you ever need a Volunteer, I am more than willing offer myself for this great mission!

an HIV- free generation is very possible but we must all come together and fight it together!

Best regards!


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