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U2 singer Bono Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a special in Sydney to highlight World AIDS Day. Part of the event saw the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge lit up in red lights. He announced his new project of an AIDS-free generation from 2015. He called on people around the world to their government to do more in the fight against AIDS, especially during the recession. The rock star told the Reuters news agency: "Times are in the Western world…In recessionary times, people have to tell their politicians this is important to them. Some people think that the is on its way out…It is really not so." Bono is a activist and has helped fight the AIDS epidemic for over a .

Ms Gillard described AIDS as “a catastrophe and a ”. She also said people around the world were becoming complacent and AIDS was being left behind. She told a large : "Since the 1990s, we've had combination drug that can slow and sometimes even halt the of AIDS, saving lives and enhancing the of life…Those drugs belong in the hands of everyone living with HIV no who they are or where they live. HIV/AIDS has no boundaries nor should our ." The Aussie leader explained the significance of the Sydney landmarks red. She said: “With this red lighting we proclaim a day of for our brothers and sisters who have been lost…Each of them is loved and each of them is .”

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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