Bono has told the American media that more money is needed to fight the
spread of AIDS around the world. Following his speech to the United Nations
Association of the USA, he told MTV: "AIDS is still a problem in the US and
Europe, but what's going on in Africa and the rest of the world is a different thing. It's an emergency. Seven thousand Africans are dying every day of a preventable, treatable disease — it's madness. There are jumbo loads of people falling out of the sky every day, and we have the drugs. Right now there's a problem with the way people perceive us in the West —America and Europe. With these drugs, we can change the way they see us because we can change lives and transform communities. I say to the president and I say to corporate America: look, these drugs are advertisements for you. Paint them red, white and blue if that's what you want, but get them to the people who need them."