How Nelson Mandela changed the Aids agenda in South Africa
Mandela's intervention at the international conference in Durban in 2000 was a watershed moment that marked the beginning of his total commitment to the fight against HIV/Aids
- The Guardian,
In his last years, increasingly frail though he was, Nelson Mandela became one of the world's most important and effective campaigners against HIV/Aids. It was a difficult issue to take on because it pitched him into opposition with his own government. Believing that public confrontation would be unhelpful, he chose his words carefully; they were no less powerful for that.
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