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World AIDS Day 2014

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there were some 35 million people around the world living with HIV by the end of 2013, with some 2.1 million new infections during the course of that year. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with almost 70 percent of new infections.

World AIDS Day 2014
People take part in a rally marking world AIDS day, on November 30, 2014 in Paris. (AFP/Getty Images)
World AIDS Day 2014
People take part in a rally marking world AIDS day, on November 30, 2014 in Paris. (AFP/Getty Images)
World AIDS Day 2014
Indian residents walk past a sand sculpture incorporating what is aimed to be the worlds longest red ribbon created by sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik at Puri beach, some 65 kms from Bhubaneswar on November 30, 2014. World AIDS Day is marked anually on December 1. (AFP/Getty Images)
World AIDS Day 2014
Indian children and social activists release a symbolic hot air balloon during a meeting to create awareness about AIDS on the eve of world AIDS day in Kolkata on November 30, 2014. World AIDS Day is marked anually on December 1. (AFP/Getty Images)
World AIDS Day 2014
An HIV infected woman lies on the floor of her shelter on November 29, 2014 in Yangon, Burma. The center, which has be been in operation since 2002, is owned and has been operated by the opposition party, the National League for Democracy, after the failure of the Myanmar government to take action and NGO's being prevented from intervening. (etty Images)
World AIDS Day 2014
One month old twin girls lay in an HIV clinic on November 29, 2014 in Yangon, Burma. The girls parents are both infected with HIV, and are most likely infected, but have to wait until they are one and a half years old to be tested. The center, which has be been in operation since 2002, is owned and has been operated by the opposition party, the National League for Democracy, after the failure of the Myanmar government to take action and NGO's being prevented from intervening. (Getty Images)
World AIDS Day 2014
Zambian youth activist Brighton Kaoma (L) moderates a radio program dedicated to HIV and AIDS awareness at the Pan African Radio on November 29, 2014 in Lusaka. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there were some 35 million people around the world living with HIV by the end of 2013, with some 2.1 million new infections during the course of that year. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with almost 70 percent of new infections. (AFP/Getty Images)
World AIDS Day 2014
An Zambian HIV counselor looks at phone text messages coming up on the U-report platform for HIV and AIDS awareness at a call center on November 29, 2014 in Lusaka. The U-Report is a youth-centered program created by the Zambia National AIDS Council with the support of UNICEF to provide confidential, free of charge, individualized and interactive counseling services on HIV and AIDS. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there were some 35 million people around the world living with HIV by the end of 2013, with some 2.1 million new infections during the course of that year. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with almost 70 percent of new infections. (AFP/Getty Images)