All I know is that every time I go to Africa, I am shaken to my core.
I'm in a great rage now, as I understand how many lives we have lost.
When people are dying by the thousands every day, unnecessarily, when we've had this horrendous pandemic unfold for two decades while the world stands by and watches - you'll do anything in your power to move the process.
The world desperately needs your voices.
The tremendous sophistication and collaborative work that goes on in communities, which are under siege, they're desperately impoverished, and the backbone of all of that are the women of Africa.
And I went off to Ghana for what was intended to be seven days. I spent what was well over a year in Africa, teaching and travelling.
But I don't want to leave until I see the breakthrough.
You do not need sex at your age. Wait until you are married. You can choose to fight AIDS by saying no and be able to stay alive.
Truthfully, when I see what we can accomplish with money on the ground, it's the only time in my life I have wished I was Bill Gates.
I think when you've travelled around a lot in Africa, you understand something that many people here don't recognize: the extraordinary power that is Africa at village level - at community level.
I'm still at the end of my rope because I find myself not handling things well when I travel.
Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection, sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys. That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
Men haven't changed their behaviour, so women somehow have to be strengthened to be able to ward off the men.
One is that if women's sexuality in Africa wasn't under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren't subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behaviour generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn't have a pandemic.
It is always the village women who drive these things.