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World AIDS Day

<p>Members of Swing Service Workers in Group, a non-profit organisation for sex workers, blow condoms during a campaign to stop the spread of AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day, in Bangkok November 29, 2009. World AIDS Day takes place on December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom  </p>

Members of Swing Service Workers in Group, a non-profit organisation for sex workers, blow condoms during a campaign to stop the spread of AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day, in Bangkok November 29, 2009. World AIDS Day takes place on December 1, 2009....more

Members of Swing Service Workers in Group, a non-profit organisation for sex workers, blow condoms during a campaign to stop the spread of AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day, in Bangkok November 29, 2009. World AIDS Day takes place on December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>Students carry lanterns during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Fifty million women in Asia are at risk of being infected with HIV because of the risky sexual behavior of their husbands or boyfriends, a report released by UNAIDS said in August.  REUTERS/Dadang Tri   </p>

Students carry lanterns during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Fifty million women in Asia are at risk of being infected with HIV because of the risky sexual behavior of their husbands or boyfriends, a report released by UNAIDS...more

Students carry lanterns during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Fifty million women in Asia are at risk of being infected with HIV because of the risky sexual behavior of their husbands or boyfriends, a report released by UNAIDS said in August. REUTERS/Dadang Tri

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<p>Jose Maria Di Bello (R) and his partner Alex Freyre kiss at a hotel bar after an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires November 25, 2009.  A Judge ordered the suspension of Freyre and Di Bello's wedding, Latin America's first gay marriage, which was scheduled for December 1. The couple, both HIV positive, had planned to marry on December 1 which is also World AIDS Day.    REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

Jose Maria Di Bello (R) and his partner Alex Freyre kiss at a hotel bar after an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires November 25, 2009. A Judge ordered the suspension of Freyre and Di Bello's wedding, Latin America's first gay marriage, which was...more

Jose Maria Di Bello (R) and his partner Alex Freyre kiss at a hotel bar after an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires November 25, 2009. A Judge ordered the suspension of Freyre and Di Bello's wedding, Latin America's first gay marriage, which was scheduled for December 1. The couple, both HIV positive, had planned to marry on December 1 which is also World AIDS Day. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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<p>A man pushes a giant balloon displaying an AIDS awareness red ribbon into the Pinheiros river to commemorate World AIDS Day in Sao Paulo December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

A man pushes a giant balloon displaying an AIDS awareness red ribbon into the Pinheiros river to commemorate World AIDS Day in Sao Paulo December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A man pushes a giant balloon displaying an AIDS awareness red ribbon into the Pinheiros river to commemorate World AIDS Day in Sao Paulo December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>A red ribbon hangs in advance of World AIDS Day on the front of the White House in Washington, November 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

A red ribbon hangs in advance of World AIDS Day on the front of the White House in Washington, November 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A red ribbon hangs in advance of World AIDS Day on the front of the White House in Washington, November 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>University students prepare large red ribbons on a street during an HIV/AIDS awareness rally ahead of World AIDS day in Shenyang, Liaoning province November 29, 2009.  People in China living with HIV and AIDS face widespread discrimination and stigma, with even medical workers sometimes refusing to touch them, according to a U.N. survey released. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

University students prepare large red ribbons on a street during an HIV/AIDS awareness rally ahead of World AIDS day in Shenyang, Liaoning province November 29, 2009. People in China living with HIV and AIDS face widespread discrimination and...more

University students prepare large red ribbons on a street during an HIV/AIDS awareness rally ahead of World AIDS day in Shenyang, Liaoning province November 29, 2009. People in China living with HIV and AIDS face widespread discrimination and stigma, with even medical workers sometimes refusing to touch them, according to a U.N. survey released. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of the Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from theTrocadero brothel gave blood samples during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign promoted by the government. Prostitution is legal in Peru provided the prostitute has government health certification. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo</p>

A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of the Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from theTrocadero brothel gave blood...more

A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of the Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from theTrocadero brothel gave blood samples during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign promoted by the government. Prostitution is legal in Peru provided the prostitute has government health certification. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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<p>A terminally ill man rests, as Thai schoolchildren visit a hospice for those dying of AIDS, at Wat Prabat Nampu Buddhist temple, in Lopburi, on the World AIDS day December 1, 2009. Thailand has been widely praised for its work in containing the virus. The number of new infections fell from a peak of around 140,000 a year in 1991, to 18,000 in 2005, according to UNAIDS. This remarkable achievement came about mainly because men used condoms more, and also reduced their use of brothels.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A terminally ill man rests, as Thai schoolchildren visit a hospice for those dying of AIDS, at Wat Prabat Nampu Buddhist temple, in Lopburi, on the World AIDS day December 1, 2009. Thailand has been widely praised for its work in containing the...more

A terminally ill man rests, as Thai schoolchildren visit a hospice for those dying of AIDS, at Wat Prabat Nampu Buddhist temple, in Lopburi, on the World AIDS day December 1, 2009. Thailand has been widely praised for its work in containing the virus. The number of new infections fell from a peak of around 140,000 a year in 1991, to 18,000 in 2005, according to UNAIDS. This remarkable achievement came about mainly because men used condoms more, and also reduced their use of brothels. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Hemophiliac protesters, all of whom contracted HIV from infected blood products, wear surgical masks as they demonstrate during an AIDS-awareness event on World AIDS Day at Beijing's south railway station December 1, 2009. The protesters, numbering around 20 and including relatives of victims, were calling for better government support for HIV/AIDS victims in China. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

Hemophiliac protesters, all of whom contracted HIV from infected blood products, wear surgical masks as they demonstrate during an AIDS-awareness event on World AIDS Day at Beijing's south railway station December 1, 2009. The protesters, numbering...more

Hemophiliac protesters, all of whom contracted HIV from infected blood products, wear surgical masks as they demonstrate during an AIDS-awareness event on World AIDS Day at Beijing's south railway station December 1, 2009. The protesters, numbering around 20 and including relatives of victims, were calling for better government support for HIV/AIDS victims in China. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Activists from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) attend an AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of the World AIDS Day at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Lake, about 60 km (37 miles) west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave </p>

Activists from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) attend an AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of the World AIDS Day at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Lake, about 60 km (37 miles) west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 30, 2009....more

Activists from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) attend an AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of the World AIDS Day at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Lake, about 60 km (37 miles) west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A woman wears a red ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day in Malaga, southern Spain December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca  </p>

A woman wears a red ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day in Malaga, southern Spain December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A woman wears a red ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day in Malaga, southern Spain December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>Members of French association 'AIDES' hang up a red ribbon on the Republic statue at Place de la Republique in Paris December 1, 2009 to show their support in the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day. REUTERS/Charles Platiau  </p>

Members of French association 'AIDES' hang up a red ribbon on the Republic statue at Place de la Republique in Paris December 1, 2009 to show their support in the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Members of French association 'AIDES' hang up a red ribbon on the Republic statue at Place de la Republique in Paris December 1, 2009 to show their support in the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>A giant banner with an AID awareness red ribbon is displayed on the European Commission headquarters on World AIDS Day in Brussels December 1, 2009.    REUTERS/Yves Herman  </p>

A giant banner with an AID awareness red ribbon is displayed on the European Commission headquarters on World AIDS Day in Brussels December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A giant banner with an AID awareness red ribbon is displayed on the European Commission headquarters on World AIDS Day in Brussels December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>German Health Minister Philipp Roesler poses in front of a poster with an AIDS awareness red ribbon on occasion of World AIDS Day in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 30, 2009.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter</p>

German Health Minister Philipp Roesler poses in front of a poster with an AIDS awareness red ribbon on occasion of World AIDS Day in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

German Health Minister Philipp Roesler poses in front of a poster with an AIDS awareness red ribbon on occasion of World AIDS Day in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>A mentally and terminally ill Thai man is seen behind bars at a hospice for those dying of AIDS, at Wat Prabat Nampu Buddhist temple in Lopburi, on the World AIDS day December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A mentally and terminally ill Thai man is seen behind bars at a hospice for those dying of AIDS, at Wat Prabat Nampu Buddhist temple in Lopburi, on the World AIDS day December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A mentally and terminally ill Thai man is seen behind bars at a hospice for those dying of AIDS, at Wat Prabat Nampu Buddhist temple in Lopburi, on the World AIDS day December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Protesters demonstrating against what they say is a lack of access to antiretroviral drugs carry a mock coffin on World AIDS Day in Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde </p>

Protesters demonstrating against what they say is a lack of access to antiretroviral drugs carry a mock coffin on World AIDS Day in Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Protesters demonstrating against what they say is a lack of access to antiretroviral drugs carry a mock coffin on World AIDS Day in Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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<p>A man stands among 5000 crosses marking World Aids Day at Museum Square in Amsterdam December 1, 2009.  As World AIDS Day is marked, globally some 33.4 million people were living with HIV and there were some 2 million AIDS-related deaths in 2008 according to UNAIDS. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen </p>

A man stands among 5000 crosses marking World Aids Day at Museum Square in Amsterdam December 1, 2009. As World AIDS Day is marked, globally some 33.4 million people were living with HIV and there were some 2 million AIDS-related deaths in 2008...more

A man stands among 5000 crosses marking World Aids Day at Museum Square in Amsterdam December 1, 2009. As World AIDS Day is marked, globally some 33.4 million people were living with HIV and there were some 2 million AIDS-related deaths in 2008 according to UNAIDS. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>University students hold red ribbons at a photo opportunity during an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS day in Chengdu, Sichuan province December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

University students hold red ribbons at a photo opportunity during an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS day in Chengdu, Sichuan province December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

University students hold red ribbons at a photo opportunity during an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS day in Chengdu, Sichuan province December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Indonesian activists from World Vision light 2880 candles during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Fifty million women in Asia are at risk of being infected with HIV because of the risky sexual behaviour of their husbands or boyfriends, a report released by UNAIDS said in August.  REUTERS/Dadang Tri   </p>

Indonesian activists from World Vision light 2880 candles during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Fifty million women in Asia are at risk of being infected with HIV because of the risky sexual behaviour of their husbands or...more

Indonesian activists from World Vision light 2880 candles during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta December 1, 2009. Fifty million women in Asia are at risk of being infected with HIV because of the risky sexual behaviour of their husbands or boyfriends, a report released by UNAIDS said in August. REUTERS/Dadang Tri

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<p>Transgender Pakistanis hold candles in commemoration of World AIDS Day in Karachi on December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro  </p>

Transgender Pakistanis hold candles in commemoration of World AIDS Day in Karachi on December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Transgender Pakistanis hold candles in commemoration of World AIDS Day in Karachi on December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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