Published in AIDS Weekly, June 12th, 2000
Clinton greeted Mbeki, successor to the storied Nelson Mandela, at a formal ceremony in the White House. The two leaders were cordial as they headed off to take up the thorny matter of obtaining low-cost AIDS drugs in South Africa and halting the spread of the virus through better prevention methods.
Mbeki denied that he said the drug AZT, a common treatment for AIDS, is ineffective. South Africa has contacts with scientists who argue that AZT does...
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