You have a reputation for being low-key. Why did you want to go on this trip?
It was the best thing I've ever been able to do because I am a celebrity. It was kind of like going back to college. As an American I knew I'd be seeing things you don't see every day here.
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I called George (Clooney) before I went because I knew he was going into Chad and that was a very risky trip he was taking. It's going to be interesting when we all hook up to recap. I'm looking forward to that conversation.
What one image from the trip remains with you?
This one group I met at this clinic was encouraging people to divulge their (HIV) status. A lot (of infected people) don't get medicine because they are afraid. These people wind up on death's doorstep, and they'll go and get the ARVs – the anti-retroviral drugs. These things have the Lazarus effect on these patients. Within six months they look fantastic. All of these people in this group were alive because of American money that went there. So that felt like, "Wow. It's working!"