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Coinciding with the opening of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests grappled with the effects of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the United Nations research listed during the show, 22.5 million people in that region are suffering from the disease, and 70 percent of America's aid to Africa is earmarked for health care.

Elsewhere, China, according to the New York Times, has announced a $20 billion loan to leaders on the continent, solidifying the Asian country's business connections in that area.

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