'We must scale up an integrated global HIV/AIDS strategy linking prevention, care, and treatment, prioritizing poor and underserved areas. The international community must act now.'
'Jong-Wook Lee, new director general of the World Health Organization, who said in July he will make fighting AIDS a priority for the organization
'I wish today to issue a solemn appeal. An appeal to governments all over the world to show more generosity, despite budgetary difficulties.'
'French president Jacques Chirac, calling for larger European contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
'We are not going to be putting new money on the table.'
'European Commission spokesman Jean-Charles Ellermann, in response to Chirac's plea
We Will Back You'
'It does not exclude generic drugs. There will be a number of different approaches depending on the country.'
'Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about how U.S. international AIDS funds will be spent on HIV treatment programs
Except on This Count
'It's too idealistic to say 'abstain' when I serve 50,000 people for AIDS alone in my clinic.'
'Michael Bernard Etukoit, manager of the AIDS Support Organization in Uganda, commenting on the U.S. international AIDS initiative's allocation of one third of prevention funds to abstinence-only programs
'You don't fight a raging forest fire with incrementally bigger watering cans. You call the fire brigade to fight the crisis and stop it raging out of control.'
'Irish rock star Bono, speaking in July about the need for the world's governments to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
'And Congress Taketh Away
'We strongly believe the full amount that was authorized should be appropriated. Even that is just a down payment on the resources that are necessary.'
'Helene Gayle, director of HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on the need for the United States to fully fund its five-year, $15 billion international AIDS initiative
Talking the Talk
'We need a commonsense strategy to make sure the money is well spent.'
'President George W. Bush, speaking in July in South Africa on the need to invest in health care infrastructures in Africa in order for HIV treatment programs there to be effective
Not Walking the Walk
'Just as we feared, the $3 billion turned out to be an empty promise to some of the most desperate people in the world.'
'Paul Zeitz, executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance, in response to congressional bills that fail to fully fund the recently approved five-year, $15 billion international AIDS initiative