Published in AIDS Weekly, December 2nd, 2002
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates opened his 4-day, controversy-laced visit to the South Asian nation by visiting HIV-positive patients in a private hospice.
"It's a very brave thing to speak out and it's a problem that needs a lot of brave people," Gates told Naveen Kumar, an HIV-positive man who told him how he was rejected by public health facilities in India.
"The problem needs all the great talent that exists in this country," said Gates, who was wearing the "tika," or red Hindu mark, on his...
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