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Calls to cut drug funding to nations with anti-homosexual laws

Calls to cut drug funding to nations with anti-homosexual laws

Updated 21 July 2014, 16:44 AEST

Thousands of delegates from 200 countries gathered for the Opening Ceremony of the International AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne on Sunday.

A pall has been cast over the event with the loss of six researchers and activists on flight MH17.

The event opened with a call for the G-20 to put put pressure on countries which introduce laws banning homosexuality at the same time as taking money for anti retroviral drugs.

Reporter: Alison Caldwell

Speakers: Michael Kirby, former Australian High Court judge; Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, AIDS 204 co-chair; Michel Sidibe, executive Director of UNAIDS; Ayu Oktariani, Indonesian delegate

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