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Bono Commends U.S. For Bipartisan Support Of HIV Treatment, Prevention

Upon accepting an award this weekend, U2 lead singer and activist Bono commended the U.S. for bipartisan support in efforts to provide HIV treatment and prevention worldwide.

Fox News: Bono thanks U.S. for lead role in global fight against AIDS
“The Irish rock band U2 took home the Sonny Bono Visionary Award for their song ‘Ordinary Love’ from the film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ at the 25th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival on Saturday. Well-known for his activism, particularly in the space of AIDS intervention and awareness, lead singer Bono took the opportunity to thank America for its efforts in combating the global epidemic…” (McKay, 1/6).

ONE Blog: AIDS: Bono thanks U.S. for bipartisan leadership
“Bono and the Edge accepted the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Visionary Award this week on behalf of U2 with a speech on the power of activism and American bipartisan leadership in delivering more antiretroviral treatment to AIDS patients. This is the first time the award was given to someone other than a filmmaker, and Bono took the opportunity to speak about his band’s advocacy work. The following is a transcript of his entire speech, which Bono delivered at the awards gala on Saturday night…” (Gharib, 1/6).