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Statement at the World AIDS Campaign for the International Community

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"The AIDS pandemic has been frequently referred to as the 'silent killer,' due to the fact that in some of our communities we have refused to talk about it or even to deny and distance ourselves from it. The consequences have been horrendous. It is now being increasingly acknowledged that we need to be more open about this disease and increase sensitization and awareness about its causes, its manifestations, the way it is spread and how to reduce chances of infection. It is important to encourage openness and dialogue between adults and youths, and among youth themselves. When exposed to proper sensitization the young people are likely to listen, learn and practice safe behavior." - Dr. Salim, December 9, 1999


1999 World Campaign - the years theme was "Listen. Live and learn"

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