Wyclef Jean chides Haiti AIDS theory
Dec 04,2007 00:00 by UPI
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean lashed out at a recent report suggesting AIDS arrived in the United States by way of Haiti.

Jean, whose parents moved him to the United States from Haiti when he was 9, said that Haiti should not be made the "scapegoat" for AIDS in America.

"AIDS is a worldwide illness that does not discriminate. Making Haiti the scapegoat only gets in the way of world progress in AIDS research," said Jean, Gigwise.com reported Tuesday.

Some 200,000 Haitians out of more than 6 million are believed to infected with HIV/AIDS.

In recent years, Jean has created a number of charitable foundations in Haiti to help victims.

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