At the International AIDS Conference in Toronto earlier this week, former President Bill Clinton promised he would continue to engage himself in the fight against AIDS as long as necessary:
“‘I can’t conceive of anything that would divert me from this commitment, short of a life-threatening illness or success (in defeating HIV-AIDS),’ said Clinton who will soon celebrate his 60th birthday. ‘So if Father Time doesn’t get me, I’ll stay until we turn it around.'”
The United States presence at this conference was cut as the Bush administration “reduced the maximum number of HHS officials who can attend the conference by two-thirds, from more than 230 in 2002 to 50.” The White House’s ideological approach to the AIDS epidemic was sharply criticized at the conference.
Int’l AIDS Conference To Cull New Findings [ny blade]
Clinton promises conference he’s in HIV-AIDS fight for the long haul [cbc]
Bush Administration Reduces Presence At AIDS Conference For Fear of Being Booed [think progress]