Notes to broadcasters on World AIDS Day:

    | December 13, 2010

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    In 1988,the World Health Organization designated December 1 as World AIDS Day. Since then, this is the day when the world remembers people lost to AIDS, takes stock of progress made in halting the disease, and raises awareness to overcome stigma and increase understanding. The theme this year is Universal Access and Human Rights.

    For more information on World AIDS Day and global events, refer to these sites:

    For basic background information on HIV and AIDS, go to:

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