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AIDS activists rally in downtown Vienna

07-21-2010 13:46 BJT

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The 18th International AIDS Conference is underway in the Austrian capital of Vienna. And thousands of AIDS activists have staged a rally in front of the city's famous Heroes Square, to demand more rights for people with the disease.

The activists are appealing for an end to discrimination and access to treatment for all those infected with the virus. They are also urging governments around the world to increase their funding for fighting the illness.

Statistics from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV show that an estimated 33.4 million people around the world now live with HIV, with around 2.7 million cases added every year. Meanwhile, the WHO's treatment guidelines have expanded the number of people recommended for treatment to nearly 15 million.

At present, the total amount of money needed for preventing and treating AIDS across the world each year stands at over 16 billion US dollars.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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