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World Aids Day 2008

Lead – Empower – Deliver

This is the theme for World Aids Day 1 December 2008

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A global view of HIV infection –
Estimated adult HIV prevalence for countries in 2007

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World AIDS Day originated 20 years ago at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, every year UN agencies, governments and all sectors of civil society worldwide join together to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS.

My hope is that 20 years from now we will no longer be “celebrating” the day as a call to action to do something but “celebrating” the fact that the scourge is no more, one less health challenge to be inherited by future generations.

Selection of photographs from 2008 Report on the global AIDS epidemic


Browse photographs as Flash photo gallery

Disclaimer: Photographs in this report do not necessarily represent the situation, opinions, or beliefs of the persons depicted, and in no way imply their HIV status.


Country: Senegal
Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot


Country: Senegal
Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot


Country: Russian Federation
Credit: UNAIDS/S.Drakborg


Country: Argentina
Credit: UNAIDS/ TangoPhoto /P.Carrera


Country: Morocco
Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot


Country: Morocco
Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot


Country: China
Credit: UNAIDS/ ILO/J.Maillard


Country: Ecuador
Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot


Country: Malawi
Credit: UNAIDS/A.Gutman

Country: Senegal
Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot

Country: Senegal

Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot


Country: Mali
Credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot

SOURCE:  UN AIDS

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