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SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Marks World AIDS Day with Walking Activity


Xinhua News Agency (12.01.11) - Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hundreds of people - including public health officials, students and activists - marked World AIDS Day by taking part in an awareness walk in the capital, Colombo. In addition, UN staffers held a seminar on HIV discrimination in the workplace, and non-governmental organizations took part in an educational symposium on HIV/AIDS. The government estimates 3,000 residents are living with HIV; advocates believe the actual figure is significantly higher.


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