AIDS ACTIVISTS AIR THEIR GRIEVANCES AT THE 21ST AIDS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN DURBAN ON TUESDAY
(AIDS ACTIVISTS EXPRESSING THEIR VIEWS OPENLY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION AND ISOLATION)
INTRO: The International Aids Conference in the South African coastal city of Durban enters its third day today (July 20). The conference opened on Monday with more than 18 000 delegates, including prominent leaders such as UN Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon – attending the first day’s ceremonies. Research scientists, specialists and leaders from Africa and other parts of the world have expressed the view that significant progress had been made over the past decade or so to combat and control the pandemic through anti-retroviral drugs. But they say a lot more still has to be done to drastically reduce infections. The discrimination against people with HIV-AIDs became a major issue on Tuesday. Subry Govender filed this report from the conference centre…… .