The Uncommon Man

August 30, 2006

Obama publicly takes HIV test to combat stigma in Kenya

This is one of a number of news entries on Senator Obamas website documenting his current travels in Africa.

August 26, 2006

KISUMU, Kenya (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama and his wife took HIV tests before a crowd of thousands Saturday at a clinic in Kenya in an effort to battle the fear and social stigmas that have slowed progress in fighting the spread of AIDS. Thousands of people gathered around the tiny mobile clinic in Kisumu, western Kenya, to see Barack and Michelle Obama tested for the virus that causes AIDS. "If you know your status, you can prevent illness," Obama, the only African-American in the Senate, told the crowd. "You can avoid passing it to your children and your wives."

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Posted by Daniel at August 30, 2006 09:41 AM

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