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SFAC - Emily

If you had one thing to say to Oprah Winfrey, what would it be?

– “You are an extraordinary person. I am glad you have the noteriety to bring focus to good causes .. I think your involvement would make a big difference to theSan Francisco AIDS Foundation.”
SFAF speaks to Oprah

If you had one thing to say to Oprah Winfrey, what would it be?

– “I’m actually really surprised that you are not already involved (in the States)with this “cause.” I guess I would ask you why?

Being as famous as you are, if you spoke about the San Francisco AIDS Walk,  AIDS/Lifecycle, or just AIDS in the States (in one of your shows or in an issue of your magazines) …you could really create much needed awareness of the importance of recognizing those who are continually infected (everyday) by this incredible pandemic. ”
Activist speaks to Oprah Winfrey

If you had one thing to say to the Oprah Winfrey Network, what would it be?

– ” Come on and walk with me before I pass on …please ”

If you had one thing to say to the O.W.N. , what would it be?

“I love Ezell’s fried chicken too! Oh, and helping out with the AIDS/Lifecycle ride is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

An Invitation to the Oprah Winfrey Network

“African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning, and that disparity has deepened over time. African Americans account for more AIDS diagnoses, people estimated to be living with AIDS, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. The epidemic has also had a disproportionate impact on subgroups of African Americans including women, youth, and men who have sex with men, and its impact varies across the country.  Moreover, African Americans with HIV/AIDS may face greater barriers to accessing care than their white counterparts.“In 2007, ” talk show host Oprah Winfrey took an AIDS test at her new $40 million South African school for disadvantaged girls, hoping to set an example to pupils in one of the world’s most infected nations. Winfrey said when she opened the school earlier this week she hoped that a better education would help shield South African girls from contracting HIV. “

“I think most of the people watching us around the world really don’t understand the level of devastation that’s going on,” Oprah Winfrey told CNN’s Larry King in a rare television interview Tuesday. “You have 11 million children in sub-Saharan Africa now suffering as orphans. … They’re AIDS orphans. What I realized is they’re children left to take care of themselves.” – CNN – African AIDS Orphans