World Aids Day 2010: The Prime Minister commemorated the occasion with a video on YouTube in which he said more must be done to prevent the spread of HIV and Aids.
Mr Cameron said: “We have made a lot of progress in fighting HIV and Aids so far and I believe that by working together, we can help reduce the stigma, reduce the number of new infections and enable those living with HIV to lead full productive and happy lives.”
Elton John, guest editing a special edition of The Independent to mark the occasion, decorated the front page with a rose to symbolise the fight against Aids.
In his editorial, the singer wrote that the picture, by Gary Hume, “depicts flowers, symbolic of something which flourishes and then dies: I think it’s a powerful statement about the struggle against Aids.”
All proceeds from the sales of the newspaper will go to the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Bono, the lead singer of U2, kick started the global event in Australia as Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge were bathed in red light.
The Irish star, in Australia for a concert tour, said the battle with Aids was a “winnable war”, and that children born in 2015 could become the first generation in more than 30 years to live without the disease.
But he warned: “Some people think that the pandemic is on its way out and it’s job done. It is really not so.”