If you think about it, it’s probably not a bad idea. Africa has an overwhelming amount of HIV victims. Sesame Street is an educational program for kids, so it makes sense that they would try to inform them of HIV at a young age.
Former President Bill Clinton was taped with Kami the muppet talking about HIV. Kami reveals to Clinton that she has HIV and they discuss how it’s important to talk with your parents about it and it is safe to give people who are HIV positive a hug.
Fear of AIDS is rampant in Africa. The clip appeared on World AIDS Day in 2006.