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World AIDS Day

Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.4 million people living with HIV, including 2.1 million children. During 2008 some 2.7 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 2 million people died from AIDS.Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35. The vast majority of people withHIVandAIDSlive in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continentsaround the world. The protection of human rights is fundamental to combating the global HIV and AIDS epidemic. Violations against human rights fuel the spread o…

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