CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Laura Bush praised HIV-positive
mothers for working to erase the stigma attached to their disease
and urged African women to take control of their sexual lives,
talking candidly about sensitive topics Tuesday during her visit
Bush's day took her from her luxury hotel in downtown Cape Town
into Khayelitsha township, the site of protests over poor housing
conditions the day before.
She was greeted exuberantly inside the health complex she was
visiting to showcase the work done there through The Mothers'
Programmes, a private organization that receives some assistance
through President Bush's five-year, $15 billion anti-AIDS effort.