Elton John raises $2 million at Aids benefit


Elton John and his partner David Furnish have appeared on the red carpet for their annual Aids Foundation benefit in New York.

Speaking to journalists Mr Furnish said, "There is still so much stigma associated with it (HIV) people are afraid to test, afraid to announce their status."

Celebrity guests included Brooke Shields, Alan Cumming and Stevie Nicks, who also performed at the benefit.

The Foundation raised $2 million (£1.24 million) at Monday's event.

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