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In Barcelona today, the 14th International AIDS Conference is taking up what could be the most serious health crisis of all time. The disease, which was once perceived purely as a health threat, has become a pandemic that has infected over 40 million people. Nations devastated by AIDS and HIV face the loss of entire generations, collapse of their economy and the disruption that fosters hopelessness and provides safe havens for terrorists. As the conference gets under way in Barcelona, we join representatives from American and international organizations for a look at the human cost, the implications for our national security and the prospects for heading off a catastrophe of Biblical proportions.
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