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    Rich nations are failing on universal access to antiretrovirals.

    Clark J

    BMJ. British Medical Journal. 2006 Aug 19; 333(7564):367.

    The world's richest nations are failing to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world have universal access to antiretroviral drugs, delegates at the 16th international AIDS conference in Toronto were told this week. In an opening address, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that he was making AIDS the top priority of his foundation, at which resources doubled last month to $62bn (£33bn; €49bn), after a donation by US investor Warren Buffett. Bill Gates, who with his wife Melinda pledged $500m to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria last week, emphasised the importance of seeking more funds, creating cheaper drugs with fewer side effects, and achieving more widespread treatment for the world's most vulnerable people with HIV/AIDS. (excerpt)
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    Putting human rights at the centre of HIV / AIDS strategies.

    Robinson M

    Choices. 2004; 6.

    HIV/AIDS has reached the proportion of a pandemic because human rights continue to be violated on a massive scale. During my term as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and in the years since, I have seen first-hand how these rights violations fuel the spread of HIV/AIDS. I have met with women in rural areas across Africa who feared losing their homes and being rejected by their families due to their actual or suspected HIV status. I will never forget the elderly man I met in Delhi who was refused hospital treatment for a broken hip because he was HIV positive, or the discrimination against the gay, lesbian and transsexual community recounted to me by a group in Argentina, every one of whom had a personal story of rejection and hardship. (excerpt)
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