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It Was World Aids Day Yesterday

Sun, 2nd Dec 2001

Part of the show Science of Archaeology

I'm sure most people know that yesterday was World Aids Day. Its 20 years since AIDS emerged as a killer disease. Since then over 20 million people world-wide have died from the disease and almost 1 in four of those are children. In some of the worst hit countries like South Africa 1 in 5 adults are HIV positive - there are thousands of so called "AIDS orphans" whose parents have died from the disease, leaving them destitute. World Aids Day aims to raise awareness of the disease - you can find out more about how you can help on


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