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0 comments | Friday, January 14, 2011

CNN's Anderson Cooper will host a one-hour special Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS tonight at 9pm ET/PT on CNN and scheduled to appear are Phil WIlson of The Black AIDS Institute, Sir Elton John, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Academy-Award winning actress Mo'Nique.

The panel will provide insight and perspective on HIV/AIDS in the U.S., with a focus on stigma and the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black Americans and men who have sex with men.

Phil Wilson will highlight pressing challenges and notable accomplishments, including the role of Greater Than AIDS- a new national movement to unite Americans on HIV/AIDS as mentioned on loldarian.com HERE.

As part of the show, CNN has filmed a montage with celebrities sharing personal "Deciding Moments" that changed how they thought about the disease and inspired them to get involved. Among the celebrities are retired basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and poet Maya Angelou.

"I have lost three precious people, friends, and a family members to AIDS", says Angelou. "When I say it is the cruelest...I mean when two people get together to say I trust myself with you...I trust you with me and in that joining AIDS intrudes. It is cruel."

Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and May Angelou's Deciding Moments in the video below. Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS airs tonight at 9pm ET/PT on CNN.

Thanks Craig Washington


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