Alicia Keys Campaigns for HIV Education

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alicia Keys says she wants to spark a global conversation about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The Grammy Award-winning singer met with women who are part of an HIV program at United Medical Center in the nation's capital Monday to discuss their experiences with the virus, including the fear and stigma associated with the disease.

Keys, who has also traveled to Africa and India to meet with women who have HIV, said she felt connected to the women there and here because "they looked like they could be my sister, or they could be my aunt, or they could be my cousin."

And now, she said, she wants to "bridge" the gap between domestic and international conversations about the virus.Associated Press


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