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Rapper Eazy-E's Legacy Raising HIV Awareness

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Rapper Eazy-E's Legacy Raising HIV Awareness

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Rapper Eazy-E's Legacy Raising HIV Awareness

Rapper Eazy-E's Legacy Raising HIV Awareness

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According to the latest numbers, almost half of the people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS are black. Today is National HIV testing day.

A coalition of activists and media groups are launching a campaign to get one million African Americans tested by December 2009.

For more, Farai Chideya speaks with Eric Wright, who is known as Lil Eazy. He's the son of rap pioneer Eazy E, who died of AIDS in 1995. We also hear from Phil Wilson, founder and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute.

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