WASHINGTON D.C. - The Obama administration says science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine, and the U.S. is donating another $150 million to help poor countries put them in place.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told the International AIDS Conference in Washington Sunday that the U.S. is committed to achieving an AIDS-free generation, meaning no babies would be born infected.
Music icon Elton John told the conference that part of the challenge will be overcoming the stigma that keeps high-risk populations from getting AIDS treatment and services. The pop singer says the shame associated with the disease needs to be replace with love.
Some 34.2 million people worldwide are living with HIV, and 2.5 million were infected last year.
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