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Indian HIV patients play soccer to spreads AIDS awareness

12-02-2010 19:48 BJT Special Report:World AIDS Day |

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On World Aids Day, a group of HIV patients in India played a game of football with a local junior team in the eastern state of West Bengal. The special game on December the first is seen as a way of spreading awareness of the illness in the country.

The soccer game between HIV patients and West Bengal's Mohan Bhagan's Junior team, represents the patients' fighting spirit.

It is also believed that the most popular game in the state was the best way to spread UNAIDS' goal, zero discrimination.

D Ashish, Secretary of Medical Bank, said, "Today is World Aids Day. There have been press conferences, seminars, rallies but never a football match for spreading awareness before in the world. We should understand that the disease of AIDS is the evil, but not the affected patients."

The patients seized the trophy with their fighting spirit and perseverance.

They wanted to prove others that they may be suffering from disease but they are perfect.

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