Navigation Links
Clinton, Gates Highlight Treatment, Discrimination of AIDS

Former US president Bill Clinton and Microsoft boss Bill Gates said inadequate access to treatment and continued discrimination were among the biggest problems// in combating the AIDS epidemic, in addresses to the largest ever AIDS conference under way in Toronto.

"We've got to continue to fight the stigma and stop people from being scared to know their status," Clinton told the conference.

Both Clinton and Gates have donated billions of dollars to combat the spread of AIDS through foundations they founded.

In the first full day of the 16th International AIDS Conference, Unicef sought to highlight the plight of children affected by the virus - in particular those orphaned through parents succumbing to AIDS.

Unicef spokeswoman Helga Kuhn told the conference that AIDS orphans were the "problem of the future", as the organisation predicts there will be almost 16 million AIDS orphans by 2010, up from 12 million at the end of 2005.

A new Unicef report highlights the horrendous cycle of infection and poverty that has plagued African countries. Many young children are living with chronically ill parents, forcing them to give up schooling to begin working at very early ages and care for their parents.

Such households continue to spiral further into poverty and are often the subject of discrimination from others in their village, the report says.

Doctors, nurses and teachers are also suffering or dying from the AIDS virus, further affecting health and education services in third-world countries.

Gates called the AIDS epidemic the most "brutal" illness affecting the world. Both Clinton and Gates emphasised the importance of improving access to already existing treatments in third-world countries.

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Bill Gates to Fund £28m for Malaria researc
2. Bill Gates Takes Personal Interest in AIDS Program
3. Dr.Tadataka Yamada Designated to open Gates for Global Health Program
4. Gates Foundation to donate USD 104 million to TB Alliance
5. Bill Gates Clarifies that his Decision to Focus on Charity was Personal
6. Gates Foundation Announces $287 Million In Grants Towards AIDS Vaccine
7. Gates Foundation Adopts Fight against Encephalitis
8. $68 million aid pours in from Gates Foundation to fight tropical diseases
9. Gates Foundation Grants $23mn for AIDS programme in India
10. Bill Gates pours in funds for diarrhea treatment reseach
11. Gates Foundation Pledges $3 Million to Fight Malaria in Africa
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business ... has begun to serve as its new executive director. Mr. Still was selected through ... Committee. , “Bob, as he is known to our members, has been a ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... , ... March 28, 2017 , ... With less than ... acne, access to quality care can be limited while the desire to conquer breakouts ... customized prescription acne care for every customer online, today released its inaugural survey on ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... patients desire to achieve the “perfect smile.” The National Association of Dental Laboratories ... as what dentists should be aware of when utilizing dental laboratories and technicians ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... With expansion and efficiency in mind, Patten Seed ... The seed processing plant opened in Marshallville in 2006, and a bagging and shipping ... opportunity for transition of Patten Seed operations to the Middle Georgia location from their ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... that reveals the mystery of Kevin’s purpose. “A Prophets Bones” is the creation of published ... him that he had neglected to do, but this was from God and there was ... would have felt themselves to be special and better than others due to the fact ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... Summary This report provides all the ... partnering interests and activities since 2010. Description The Partnering ... into the partnering activity of one of the world,s leading ... prepared upon purchase to ensure inclusion of the most up ... will be delivered in PDF format within 1 working day ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... 27, 2017  Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX, CYRXW) ("Cryoport" ... offer shares of common stock in an underwritten public ... with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The ... there can be no assurance as to whether or ... the actual size or terms of the offering. Cryoport ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Calif. , March 27, 2017  Sanderling ... acquired by Ethicon, a division of Johnson & ... System for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease ... sphincter augmentation (MSA) technology and the procedure is ... centers. Torax Medical was founded by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: