Friday, July 14, 2000

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  • Nelson Mandela Speaks On AIDS As International AIDS Conference Closes

    Today we wrap up our coverage of the 13th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. We turn to a major address by former South African President Nelson Mandela. He spoke just a few hours ago

  • Debate On Thabo Mbeki’s Commission

    South African President Thabo Mbeki has come under harsh criticism from AIDS activists at the International AIDS Conference for his positions on the disease. Mbeki is being attacked by the activists and health experts for appearing to give credence to so-called AIDS dissidents who deny HIV causes AIDS.

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