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South African judge breaks the silence

We all know that AIDS and HIV is widespread throughout the African continent.   The death toll from both has been staggering.

"While millions of people have died from HIV/AIDS throughout Africa there still remains silence around the disease.

One man who has done an enormous amount to break down the stigma is Edwin Cameron, a judge of South Africa's highest court. Justice Cameron is the only office holder in the African continent to acknowledge that he is living with HIV.

His career has been one that has tested the boundaries of activism and judicial duties and has thrown him into conflict with his country's most powerful political forces."

Listen to this quite remarkable man being interviewed on The Law Report (here)  - an ABC Radio National program.


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