January 11th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
To mark the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis, CNN’s "Anderson Cooper 360°" will dedicate a special hour to AIDS in America.
"Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," airing January 14 at 9 p.m. E.T., will focus on the role that stigma continues to play in the global spread of HIV, explore how education can ensure an HIV-free future generation, and examine the latest medical breakthroughs.
Sir Elton John will discuss the Elton John AIDS Foundation's work to end the disease, and celebrities including Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Barry Manilow, Margaret Cho and Kareem Abdul Jabbar will share the "Deciding Moment" that changed how they think about AIDS and inspired them to get involved with the cause.
“I’m deeply grateful to CNN and Anderson Cooper for focusing a special hour of programming to bring attention to the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS, not only internationally, but also right here in the United States,” said Elton John. “We’ve all become way too complacent about a deadly epidemic that is only getting bigger, especially when we already have creative readily accessible prevention methods that we know to be highly effective at curtailing the spread of this disease right now.”
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