Elton John lends star power to US war on AIDS

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets with Sir Elton John to discuss PEPFAR and the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation October 24, 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DCRock star Elton John teamed up with the Obama administration Friday to launch a new $ 7 million fund to provide access to HIV services in South Africa. The British pop music icon lent star power to the State Department when he met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in his private offices to discuss the roll out of the project, part of efforts to create a world free of AIDS. The singer and his partner David Furnish were in the US capital ahead of being guests of honor at the Human Rights Campaign annual gala on Saturday. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is teaming up with the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to expand HIV-related services as part of a new South African program called Health4Men.

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