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SOUTH AFRICA: SAfrica: Theron Pledges Help in AIDS Fight




 

boston.com (07.29.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

Actress Charlize Theron, an ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS while meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma on July 29 in Pretoria. The actress, who is a native of South Africa, said that “an AIDS-free generation” could become a global reality with more leaders like Zuma. According to UNAIDS statistics, South Africa has reduced newly reported HIV cases by 12 percent throughout the past two years and tested 8 million individuals for HIV in 2012.



 


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