Bill Clinton visits Ukraine for anti-AIDS rally

Bill Clinton visits Ukraine for anti-AIDS rally

Credit: Naum Furman, News 4

Bill Clinton visits Ukraine for anti-AIDS rally

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KMOV.com

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 5 at 8:23 AM

(KMOV.com) -- Longtime News 4 photographer Naum Furman is visiting his native Ukraine.

Furman captured photos of former President Bill Clinton at an anti-AIDS rally held in Kiev on Sunday, October 3, 2010. 

Anna Timchenko provided a journal of the event. Read her story below.

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Ann Timchenko, Special Contributor to KMOV.com

Former President Bill Clinton made a visit to Kiev.

On Sunday evening he spoke before thousands at a meeting at the Ukrainian capital called "Battle for the Future."

The rally was organized by the Foundation for AntiAIDS.

Clinton, who heads the fund to combat AIDS in the world, expressed concern about the spread of the disease in Ukraine. With a population of 48 million, one out over every 10 people is a carrier of AIDS, often without knowing it.

Clinton urged Ukrainians not to be afraid to get tested for AIDS, but also spoke of the need for safer sex.

Today, Clinton continues his visit to Ukraine; he will meet with high representatives of the Ukrainian authorities to discuss issues of mutual interest.

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