Tue, December 02, 2008

2008 World AIDS Day

Gov'ts tackle HIV stigma on World AIDS Day

Governments across the globe pledged Monday to step up the fight against HIV, combatting the stigma associated with the virus and promising to bankroll treatment programmes on the 21st annual World AIDS Day. Full story

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

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2008-12-02 08:08:37 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING -- City statistics indicate that there are 755 newly diagnosed HIV carriers in the Chinese capital, down 22.4 percent year-on-year.

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Uruguay controls spread of AIDS virus

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