Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

International News
Italy Hosts AIDS Meet but Fails to Pay for Aid Fund

July 25, 2011

Participants at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, held in Rome, decried the Italian government's decision to stop contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The country is $260 million behind in fulfilling 2009 and 2010 pledges to the Global Fund and has not designated any funding for 2011. Italy did not register any high-level official to take part in the conference, which convened more than 5,500 experts, health professionals and scientists. On July 20, the conference's final day, Health Minister Ferrucio Fazio was heckled while making a speech.

Back to other news for July 2011

Excerpted from:
Agence France Presse

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:

General Disclaimer: is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.