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05/14/2013 09:39 am ET

Valerie Jarrett On Ending HIV/AIDS In The United States

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Last month, fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys introduced EMPOWERED, an ongoing public information campaign to reach women in the U.S. about HIV/AIDS. At the launch event in Washington, D.C. at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett spoke both personally and professionally about how this disease affects us in so many ways, and detailed how the Obama Administration is tackling this crisis head-on.

Below is a select excerpt from her remarks, published in partnership with the Skoll World Forum.

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