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SelesFan70
Sep 29th, 2005, 07:49 PM
Three High-Profile Women Fight HIV-AIDS
Sep 28 11:42 PM US/Eastern


By WILL LESTER
Associated Press Writer


Angelina, Condoleezza and Hillary combined their considerable star power Wednesday night to cast a spotlight on the international effort to fight HIV and AIDS.

For one night, the campaign against HIV trumped the buzz over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's re-election bid, speculation over whether Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will run for president, even gossip about actress Angelina Jolie's relationship with Brad Pitt.

The women were all speakers at a dinner of the Global Business Coalition on HIV-AIDS, helping raise $1.3 million.

Volkswagen of South Africa, Getty Images, MAC Cosmetics, Bristol- Myers-Squibb, Virgin United and DeBeers were honored for their work against AIDS.

While the women went out of their way to praise each other, Clinton drew loud applause when she called on the Bush administration and Congress to recognize the importance of condoms in the fight against AIDS.

"There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them," Clinton said. "This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people."

She said girls and women were increasingly at risk, especially in the countries most affected.

Earlier, Rice told the crowd at the Kennedy Center that the involvement of businesses along with government is crucial in fighting AIDS, which she said can threaten the stability of countries and entire regions.

She praised the bipartisan cooperation in Congress in support of funding AIDS prevention and singled out Clinton's work, telling the New York senator, "It's a pleasure to share the podium with you."

Jolie called on countries to commit more to the fight against AIDS and said the failure to properly treat the disease internationally "is a disgrace."

Clinton got one of the big laughs of the evening when she pondered the life of a glamorous movie star.

"It's hard being a beautiful celebrity," Clinton said. "I wouldn't know, but I've got to imagine it has to be very difficult."

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/28/D8CTM57O2.html

In the wake of all the partisan bickering, this is nice to see! :banana:

I totally agree with Hillary. Abstinence is good, but you must also teach correct sexual education! And Condoleezza... :worship:

creep
Sep 29th, 2005, 07:55 PM
I thought it was like a joke or something funny. Instead I find it's something stupid about AIDS.

SelesFan70
Sep 29th, 2005, 09:42 PM
I thought it was like a joke or something funny. Instead I find it's something stupid about AIDS.

Nothing about Condoleezza is a joke. :ras: I have a shrine to her in my apartment. :bowdown:

Pureracket
Sep 29th, 2005, 09:45 PM
I think you also must have drudge report as you home page.

SelesFan70
Sep 29th, 2005, 09:49 PM
I think you also must have drudge report as you home page.

Not my home page (Yahoo! is my home page :yawn: ), but I check it often. He's the original blogger! :worship: