World Aids Day 2010

World Aids Day 2010
People light candles to mark the upcoming World Aids Day in Kathmandu. World AIDS Day which is on December 1, 2010 aims to raise awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV. (REUTERS)

World Aids Day 2010
The Sydney Opera House sails are lit up in red. (AFP)

World Aids Day 2010
Middle school students sign their names on a banner printed with patterns of red ribbon during a publicity activity on AIDS prevention in Tancheng Town of Linyi City, east China's Shandong Province, a day ahead of the World AIDS Day. (AP)

World Aids Day 2010
Bono, cofounder of One and (RED) (right), with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (second right) and Kristina Keneally (left), Premier of New South Wales, release a ribbon to light the Sydney Opera House sails and the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons in red. (AFP)

World Aids Day 2010
Irish singer Bono, the co-founder of "Red," uses a megaphone to launch the global campaign to fight against AIDS in Sydney, Australia. (AP)

World Aids Day 2010
Some 200 volunteers join their hands, one day head of the World AIDS Day, in front of the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei. (AFP)

World Aids Day 2010
Some 200 volunteers join their hands, one day head of the World AIDS Day, in front of the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei. (AFP)

World Aids Day 2010
A foreign volunteer giving medical treatment to an AIDS patient at a hospice at an Buddhist temple in Lopburi province, 150 kms north of Bangkok ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1. (AFP)

World Aids Day 2010
Alba, 38, an AIDS carrier since 2003 and mother of four sons who are non AIDS-carriers, poses for a photograph with two of her sons inside the Integral Attention Center of Escuela hospital in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2010. In Central and South America, new HIV infections were an estimated 92,000 in 2009, bringing to 1.4 million the number of people there who have HIV. An estimated 68,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses there in 2009, according to a report by the Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). World AIDS day is on December 1. REUTERS PICTURES

World Aids Day 2010
A red AIDS ribbon hangs from the North Portico of the White House in Washington November 30, 2010, in recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1. REUTERS PICTURES


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