Clinton_1The Black AIDS Institute, which is currently in Toronto at the World AIDS Conference, is reporting that former President Bill Clinton says his Administration could have done more to reduce HIV/AIDS.

In a keynote address Tuesday at the XVI International AIDS Conference, former President Clinton said that in the 1990s, even during the height of his administration, the United States was too blind to the fact that HIV rates were escalating among black Americans, especially women.

Clinton also said the country should rethink needle exchange as a viable option to prevent infections. Particularly, since evidence shows it does not increase rates of drug use. This is notable because as president he largely opposed such harm reduction measures.

“I think I was wrong,” Clinton admitted.

You can read more on this story and how Blacks were involved at this year’s conference by visiting www.blackaids.org.