Elton John says in a video of Agence France-Presse that, the AIDS disease is caused by a virus but the AIDS epidemic is not. The AIDS epidemic is fueled by stigma, by hate, by misinformation, by ignorance and by difference.
He recollected his younger years as a troubled drug addict and a man struggling for acceptance, and the discrimination from different parts of the world.
The singer also applauded that America shows so much love, to those living with AIDS in this developing world. If this country wanted to end AIDS at home, it can do so in a heart beat.