July #103 : African Idols - by David Kirby

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Lost In Paradise

Kiss & Tell

Our Infectors, Ourselves

Velvet Gloves

A Pathway to Peace

His Diff'rent World

Earthwatch

Fear Factor

African Idols

Tribute: Keith Cylar

Burning Rubber

War of the Worlds

Oprah on the DL

C No Evil?

When Nature Calls

Briefs

Liver It Up

Inner Guinea Pig

Cancer Rising

Quick Study: Dementia

Senior Class

Women('s) Count(s)

Fit to Print

The Acting Bug

Editor's Letter

Mailbox

The Art of Healing



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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July 2004

African Idols

by David Kirby

What do Michael Jackson, Cher and AIDS have in common? Aside from never seeming to go away, the answer is Africa. In March, Jackson announced a possible AIDS fundraising concert tour of Africa—home to two-thirds of the earth’s HIVers. He can’t heal the world, however, without travel permission from the judge of his upcoming trial.

Cher, meanwhile, hitched her pro-bono star to Keep a Child Alive, a U.S. org that buys HIV meds for Africans by asking sponsors for a dollar a day. She’s already sprung for five families and shot a PSA, asking, “How could our society let a beatable enemy kill millions?” If only she could turn back time.




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