World AIDS Day event: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

Featuring President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Bono, Alicia Keys and others.

At the event, President Barack Obama announced a new target Thursday of securing treatment for six million people by the end of 2013 and urged other countries to step up in the global fight against HIV, singling out China as one of the world’s economic powerhouses that has yet to adequately do so.

President Obama said the treatment goal over the next two years covers two million more people than originally proposed.

“Few could have imagined that we’d be talking about the real possibility of an AIDS-free generation,” the president said at the ONE Campaign and (RED)-hosted event that included remarks via satellite from former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. “But that’s what we’re talking about. That’s why we’re here. And we arrived here because of all of you and your unwavering belief that we can — and we will — beat this disease.”

Watch ONE and (RED)’s exclusive broadcast from Washington, DC Thursday, Dec. 1, World AIDS Day 2011.