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Nelson Mandela and MTV Join Hands in Fight Against AIDS

May 8, 2003

MTV announced Wednesday it is making a documentary about Nelson Mandela, in which the former South African president will warn young people around the globe about the dangers of AIDS. "With rising HIV infection rates around the world and the issues of war, terrorism and discrimination, young people now have so many important decisions to make about their lives. I am eager to meet the young people chosen by MTV to come to my home for a lively discussion on the many issues that face them today," Mandela said in a statement. The 60-minute documentary, which will look at Mandela's lifelong fight against apartheid, will air on MTV stations to a potential audience of 1 billion in July, when Mandela celebrates his 85th birthday.

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05.07.03; Paul Majendie

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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