Fortune Magazine Profiles Former President Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, Clinton HIV/AIDS InitiativeFortune Magazine recently profiled former President Clinton and his involvement in the global battle against HIV/AIDS, including the work of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative. "[T]he former president has borrowed from the business world to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and other scourges," most recently in countries such as Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria and Rwanda, according to Fortune. The Clinton Foundation, which "operates a bit like a management consulting firm ... that is out to rescue the world from the dark threats of poverty, AIDS, climate change and childhood obesity," is "part of a new turn in philanthropy, in which lines between not-for-profits, politics and business tend to blur," Fortune reports. In addition, the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative has negotiated price reductions for antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV/AIDS -- including pediatric antiretrovirals -- and HIV tests, according to Fortune. "If you can do something that makes a difference, you have a moral obligation," Clinton said, adding "But it's not a burden, it's a joy" (McLean, Fortune Magazine, 9/7).
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