World marks Aids Day
Efforts to tackle Aids will not succeed until there is an end to the
discrimination against those who are infected, the United Nations has
declared on its 15th annual World Aids Day.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said the stigma attached to Aids remained
one of the most difficult obstacles to fighting the disease because it
suppressed debate. "And when it comes to fighting Aids, silence is death,"
Stigma... isolates people and
deprives them of care and support
Peter Piot, UNAids executive
director The human rights organisation Amnesty International echoed
Mr Annan, adding that basic human rights were intrinsically linked to
battling the spread of HIV - the virus which can lead to Aids.
The latest UN figures show 42
million people are infected with HIV or Aids - five million of them having
contracted the virus in the past year alone.
Message from Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Mark Malloch Brown, UNDP Administrator.
Why AIDS is a big problem for
AIDS Conference 2002 in
Stigma and Discrimination Human Rights and HIV/AIDS
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World AIDS Day will be observed in the country as elsewhere in the world
today with a fresh vow to eradicate the deadly disease. This
year's theme of the day is "I Care......
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Asia will mark World Aids Day Saturday with cases soaring into the
multi-millions and experts warning countries such as China, India and
Cambodia are sitting on a time-bomb
Awareness best way to combat AIDS
The World AIDS Day will be observed in Bangladesh on December 1 as
elsewhere in the world against the backdrop of deaths of about 25
million people by AIDS throughout the world in little over two decads...
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