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Millions Gather to Raise Awareness on World Aids Day
epa04510655 Kenyan women carry placards during a march to create awareness about HIV and AIDS during World Aids day in the Dandora slums, Nairobi, Kenya, 01 December 2014. Kenyans living in the slum areas tend to be those most affected by the virus, with the United Nations estimating the number of people living with AIDS in Kenya at around 1.6 million. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU— Daniel Irungu / EPA
A terminally ill patient raises his arm in a hospice for those dying of AIDS at the Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Nampu in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok November 30, 2014. From 1992, the temple has provided housing for HIV positive patients and palliative care for those in the final stages of the AIDS disease. Data from 2013 estimates Thailand has 450,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, but only 353,000 have access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs. December 1 is World AIDS Day. Picture taken November 30, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)— Damir Sagolj / X90027
epa04510598 South African children from the Zip Zap circus school rehearse backstage ahead of the World Aids Day concert in Khayelitsha township, Cape Town, South Africa, 01 December 2014. South Africa has the world's highest HIV/Aids infection rate with more than six million currently infected. The World AIDS Day concert targets the young people of Khayelitsha to raise awareness and work at breaking down the stigma associated with the illness. Many of the youth who are involved in the activities are affected by HIV/Aids themselves. EPA/NIC BOTHMA— Nic Bothma / EPA
Children display ribbon cut-outs tied to balloons during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to mark World AIDS Day in Kolkata December 1, 2014. The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. United Nations data show that in 2013, 35 million people were living with HIV, 2.1 million people were newly infected with the virus and some 1.5 million people died of AIDS. By far the greatest part of the HIV/AIDS burden is in sub-Saharan Africa. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)— Rupak De Chowdhuri / X01402