AIDS conference chief lashes out at world leadersVIENNA (AP) - The head of an international AIDS conference says world leaders lack the political will to ensure that everyone infected with the disease gets treatment.
Julio Montaner—the president of the International AIDS Society and chairman of the AIDS 2010 conference—says the G-8 group of rich nations has failed to deliver on a pledge to guarantee so-called universal access.
Montaner also accused governments from some Eastern European states of indifference to the dire situations in their countries and said their absence at the Vienna meeting was "irresponsible to the point of criminal negligence."
He spoke Sunday shortly before the opening ceremony of the weeklong conference that is expected to draw thousands of experts, advocates and policymakers.
OH BOO ****ING HOO. Countries are getting sick of spending more and more money to pay for the treatment of people that got, what in 95%+ of cases was an entirely avoidable disease!
Welcome to reality asshat. He's lucky I ain't in charge, there'd be ZERO (okay almost zero, maybe a small program dedicated to helping those that are at no fault for becoming infected) spent on treatment, and only educational materials aimed at prevention. You know the risks, you get it, too ****ing bad.
The world can't keep paying for the irresponsible, irrational, immature and selfish behavior of people.
Besides, this has far less to do with "helping people" as Julio Montaner claims, and more to do with the free flow of cash into "Aid" organizations.