G8 leaders' Aids pledge reminder

Anita Pati

The Stop Aids Campaign is marking World Aids Day tomorrow by launching a campaign to remind G8 leaders of their July pledge to provide universal access to Aids treatment by 2010.

The World is Watching encourages supporters to email close-up pictures of their eyes, which will then be posted on its website as well as being displayed in a touring bus gallery. It hopes to receive 8,500 photos, one for every person who dies from Aids in a single day.

New UN figures show there have been more than three million Aids deaths this year. Of these, 570,000 were children.

Meanwhile, Ensuring Positive Futures, a consortium of HIV charities including the Terrence Higgins Trust, is using World Aids Day to highlight impending changes to the Disability Discrimination Act.

From 5 December, the Act will outlaw discrimination against people living with HIV from the moment of diagnosis, instead of from the first appearance of symptoms.

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