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2009 World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2009 – Universal Access and Human Rights

The AIDS awareness activities, with the theme of "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise", were held in China to welcome the World AIDS Day which falls on Dec. 1. Full story

BACKGROUND

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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AIDS-awareness events held nationwide

2009-12-01 12:32:27 GMT Xinhua English College volunteers carrying posters urging for a concerted effort to battle AIDS ride bikes on a street for an AIDS-awareness event in Huhhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Dec. 1, 2009, World AIDS Day.

Premier Wen encourages HIV sufferers to live with hope on World AIDS Day

2009-12-01 10:33:39 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao encouraged HIV/AIDS sufferers to live on with hope and confidence during his visit to a Beijing hospital on the World AIDS Day, which falls on Tuesday.

AIDS-awareness event held in Sichuan University

2009-12-01 09:34:09 GMT Xinhua English Volunteers stand in the form of a huge AIDS symbol during an AIDS-awareness event inside Sichuan University in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Dec. 1, 2009, World AIDS Day.

AIDS ribbon in Shandong Province

2009-12-01 05:27:44 GMT Global Times A group of primary school students in Shandong Province use an old banner to form a red ribbon to express concern for AIDS patients Monday to mark World AIDS Day .

World AIDS Day 2009 – Universal Access and Human Rights

2009-12-01 03:11:24 GMT SINA.com The AIDS awareness activities, with the theme of "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise", were held in China to welcome the World AIDS Day which falls on Dec. 1.

South Africa to treat all HIV-positive babies

2009-12-02 03:05:05 GMT SINA.com PRETORIA, South Africa – South Africa announced ambitious new plans Tuesday for earlier and expanded treatment for HIV-positive babies and pregnant women, a change that could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the nation hardest hit by the virus that causes AIDS.

Panamanians aged from 15 to 49 hardest hit by HIV/AIDS

2009-12-02 01:43:17 GMT Xinhua English PANAMA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Panama's economically active population aged from 15 to 49 is the hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, an activist said on Tuesday.

UNAIDS marks World AIDS Day with call for universal access to medicines

2009-12-01 23:53:41 GMT Xinhua English GENEVA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) marked World AIDS Day here Tuesday with a call for universal access to medicines.

AIDS-awareness events held in Kyrgyzstan

2009-12-01 12:38:13 GMT Xinhua English Students distribute red ribbons during an AIDS-awareness event in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 1, 2009, World AIDS Day.

Condoms, brochure, blood tests given in Bulgaria on World AIDS Day

2009-12-01 12:36:07 GMT Xinhua English World AIDS Day is marked on Tuesday, many measures have been taken to increase awareness of the sexually transmitted fatal disease for residents in Sofia.

Stylists join AIDS fight

2009-12-03 03:09:13 GMT China Daily Hairdressers of the World against AIDS, a program co-launched by UNESCO and L'Oreal, is organizing an exhibition at Beijing's Xu Kai Hair Studio through December to showcase a dozen paintings by 12 children from families affected by AIDS.

China's HIV/AIDS social groups bring hope to affected population

2009-12-01 09:21:26 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Mu Rongfeng, a civil servant in north China' s Hebei Province, donated blood in 2005 and one day after, he found that his colleges were avoiding him. He didn't think much about it until someone told him that he was tested HIV-positive.

Shame behind closed doors

2009-12-01 08:36:08 GMT China Daily When Wang, who declined to use his full name, was 16 years old he was given the grave news that his mother had contracted HIV.

320,000 HIV patients in China: Ministry of Health

2009-12-01 08:02:41 GMT Global Times China's Ministry of Health reported nearly 320, 000 HIV cases and 49,845 related deaths in China by the end of October.

UNESCO chief: HIV epidemic remains major global challenge

2009-12-01 07:40:21 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UNESCO director-general on Monday said the HIV epidemic continues to be a major global challenge and called on the international community to redouble efforts to battle the disease.