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How Rachel Maddow Helped Force Bill Clinton's Support For Mandela's AIDS Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow played a supporting role in pressuring former President Bill Clinton into abandoning his administration's hostility to Nelson...

Growing Up In A Kenyan Slum Taught Me The Real Value Of Stuff

www.yesmagazine.org | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact

I grew up by the main road through Manyatta, the slum neighborhood of Kisumu, Kenya. My mother and other women from our community struggled to put foo...

An HIV/AIDS-Free Generation in Africa?

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

With the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of anti-retroviral drugs.

Alicia Keys: Women With AIDS 'Could Be My Sister'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Alicia Keys says she wants to spark a global conversation about HIV/AIDS. The Grammy Award-winning singer says that when she traveled t...

Medical Experts: Africa AIDS Patients Are Dying On Our Doorstep

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact

JOHANNESBURG -- An independent, global medical and humanitarian organization says African nations are not receiving adequate international funding to ...

Why AIDS Won't Win

Ashley Judd | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Ashley Judd

The letter, written by a young woman named Limakatso Mokobocko, filled me with hope. It was a testament to why we can create an AIDS-free generation: the power and commitment of youth.

Meet Dr. Sabrina

Carol Spahn | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices
Carol Spahn

Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka could have joined the thousands of medical professionals who leave Africa every year for employment opportunities in the US, Europe, and elsewhere. Instead, she stayed close to home to make a difference.

Why AIDS First?

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Mark Dybul

For seeing the future so clearly and taking decisive, compassionate action on HIV, President Bush deserves the Nobel Prize. The irony is that he might be one of the few not to care if he ever receives it.

'Tapestries Of Hope': Filmmaker Documents Activist's Fight Against Rape In Zimbabwe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2007, American filmmaker Michealene C. Risley found herself sitting in a car outside activist Betty Makoni's Zimbabwe home. The driver whispered fr...

AIDS Doctors, Activists Call On African Gov'ts To Up Health Funds

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

JOHANNESBURG — Doctors and AIDS activists on Friday urged African governments to fulfill a decade-old pledge to spend more of their own money on...

AIDS Orphans and Faith: Why I Return to Uganda

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

I could take credit for the accomplishments of the students at the Nyaka AIDS Orphans School in my village, but without God's guidance every day, Nyaka School would not exist.

One Step Closer to Universal AIDS Prevention and Care

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Smith Ellis

It can cost as little as 40 cents a day to provide ARV treatment to an individual in Africa and just $26 to provide the medicine to help prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child.

South African Women Still Second-Class Citizens

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Matthews

South Africa has a crisis of values in which men are brought up to believe they are entitled to treat women as objects to abuse, hurt, exploit, rape, harass, control and patronize.

In Africa, Bush Wants AIDS Plan Renewed

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — President Bush rejected proposed Democratic changes to his prized AIDS relief program, issuing a challenge Sunday to C...