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College students take part in a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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College students taking part in a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in Chandigarh.

Sunday marked World AIDS Day and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan utilised the occasion to speak out against discrimination against those affected by HIV/AIDS. 

“Let us shun any kind of discrimination in our thoughts, actions and behaviour in our interaction with those who have HIV and AIDS,”the Minister said.“Let us do away with nomenclatures such as “AIDS/HIV communities. Let us not bracket people who suffer from and have survived various diseases.” 

Vardhan emphasised the importance of “the basic target…of ‘Three Zeros’ – i.e. zero new infections, zero

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