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July 19, 2009

G8 leaders must keep their AIDS promises, IAS conference told

"Professor Julio Montaner, President of the International AIDS Society rebuked international leaders for their failure to deliver on the promise of universal access to treatment and prevention made at the Gleneagles G8 summit in 2005.

“The UK put AIDS on the G8 agenda, we call on the UK to keep it on the G8 agenda …We must hold the G8 leaders accountable for their failure to deliver on their promises. It is rather incredible that the United States, the country saddled with the worst of the fiscal crisis, remains the only one of the G8 that has met its stated fiscal commitments."

Read more in Aidsmap, July 19, 2009.