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World AIDS Day was observed on Tuesday in various parts of the city with the aim of creating awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS and its prevention.

The District Civil Hospital and the Lions Club jointly observed ‘World AIDS Day’. Thousands of citizens, nurses and students from schools and colleges across the city took part in the event.

Students holding placards, banners and red balloons in their hands raised slogans regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS.

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Nurses from the city hospital and students also spread the awareness through drawing rangoli in the premises of the hospital.

The spread of HIV/AIDS has become one of the biggest problems of modern times. The virus launches a direct attack on your immune system and gradually weakens your natural defences against disease and infection.

According to a UNICEF report, the number of people dying from HIV/AIDS has tripled since 2000.

The United Nations has stated that India ranks third in terms of the number of people affected by HIV/AIDS.

The first observance of World AIDS Day was December 1, 1988. As of 2013, HIV/AIDS has killed more than 36 million people worldwide.

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