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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a private partnership with the MAC cosmetics company that will expand medical and emergency support services for rape survivors in South Africa, where over 3 million people live with HIV/AIDS.

Black Voices reports:

Clinton and the cosmetics company pledged the commitment of $2 million to diminish the AIDS epidemic in South Africa over the next two years through the launch of new TCC centers and the extension of operating hours at existing clinics.

The TCC Network was launched by the South African governments with aide from the United States government to bring services, including HIV/AIDS testing, prevention, and treatment programs to women and children who are victims of sexual violence. The MAC Foundation will leverage $18.9 million that the U.S. government has committed to the program already.

The MAC AIDS FUND was founded in 1994 with the goal of supporting people living with HIV and AIDS around the world, and commits 100 percent of the sale price of Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipgloss to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education.


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