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Thursday, 4 July, 2002, 16:09 GMT 17:09 UK
Clinton tackles Aids on MTV
Bill Clinton
Clinton is still playing his saxophone in public
Former US President Bill Clinton is making a return to MTV screens a decade after he played the saxophone on it during his presidential campaign.

Mr Clinton is taking part in an MTV special discussing the global Aids epidemic.

Mr Clinton will appear on Staying Alive: A Global Forum on HIV/Aids as part of a panel taking questions from viewers.

Young adults from more than 25 countries are being invited to submit questions for the pre-recorded programme which will be broadcast on 12 July.

It is being taped in Spain and will be moderated by MTV India presenter Cyrus Broacha.

The special is part of a new youth-oriented Aids awareness campaign MTV is launching in conjunction with the Kaiser Family Foundation and Family Health International.

A report published by the United Nations revealed more than half of 15- to 24-year-olds have serious misconceptions about Aids and the HIV virus.

Underwear

This is the same age group that accounts for about 50% of all new HIV infections.

Mr Clinton is an honorary co-chairman of the International Aids Trust foundation.

He will be joined on the panel by Peter Piot, head of the Joint UN programme on HIV/Aids, Brazilian Health Ministry official Paulo Roberto Teixeira and Vicki Ehrich of British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Mr Clinton was last on the American music station in 1992 during his successful run for president.

During his high-profile appearance he played his saxophone and answered questions including what type of underwear he wore.

He later credited the MTV appearance with helping energise young people about politics and he went on to unseat President George Bush in the general election.

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