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Religious Groups Pledge To End AIDS Stigma

Apr 29, 2010 7:19:18 AM- huffingtonpost.com
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Religious groups from around the globe pledged Tuesday to prevent the stigmatization of people living with HIV and AIDS, in a joint statement welcomed by a senior U.N. official as a sea change in attitudes.

Representatives of some 40 religions and faith groups including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism ended a two-day retreat in the Netherlands by signing a "personal commitment to action" in which they vowed to "be clear in my words and actions that stigma and discrimination towards people living with or affected by HIV is unacceptable."

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