Stephen Lewis, Archbishop Emeritus Tutu Comment On HIV/AIDS In South Africa At Press Briefing
News outlets report on comments made Tuesday at a press conference in Johannesburg organized by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).
The Guardian: U.K. has ‘signed a death warrant’ for South Africans with HIV-AIDS
“One of the world’s leading AIDS activists has accused Britain of ‘signing a death warrant’ for South Africans in need of treatment after withdrawing aid from an influential campaign group, which now faces ruin. Stephen Lewis, a former U.N. special envoy for AIDS in Africa, bitterly criticized the Department for International Development (DfID) over its decision to stop funding activists who forced the South African government to reverse its policy of AIDS ‘denialism,’ saving millions of lives…” (Smith, 11/5).
SAPA/Independent Online: SA’s HIV/AIDS fight not over: Tutu
“The HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa is not over and people need to recommit themselves to eradicating the virus, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said on Tuesday. ‘AIDS is not over while one person still needs ARV (antiretroviral) medicines, or dies of tuberculosis,’ Tutu said in a pre-recorded message at a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) briefing in Johannesburg…” (11/4).