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World AIDS Day: The battle against the pandemic still on

The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.

The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.

A taxi driver is given condoms by a member of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) as they campaign for safe sex in Daveyton, outside Johannesburg. The activists on the streets of Daveyton want to educate people about how HIV is spread and most importantly, how it can be prevented. (Source: Reuters)

A patient is given bath at a hospice for those dying of AIDS at the Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Nampu in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok. From 1992, the temple has provided housing for HIV positive patients and palliative care for those in the final stages of the AIDS disease. Data from 2013 estimates Thailand has 450,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, but only 353,000 have access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs. (Source: Reuters)

Condom mascots pose for photos at an event to promote awareness of HIV in Beijing, China. (Source: AP)

A woman gives water to an HIV patient receiving treatments at HIV/AIDS Care Center founded by Phyu Phyu Thin, a parliament member of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. There are about 200,000 HIV patients in Myanmar out of which about 125,000 patients require the lifesaving antiretroviral treatment. According to a health ministry official only about 87,500 of them received the ART treatment. (Source: AP)

Students prepare a street play to create awareness of the dangers of HIV infections and ways to prevent it on the occasion of World AIDS Day in New Delhi, India. World AIDS Day is marked on Dec. 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Source: AP)

Phyu Phyu Thin, right, a parliament member of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, holding a child, talks with HIV patients under a portrait of Gen. Aung San, the father of Suu Kyi, on the wall at her HIV/AIDS Care Center on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. There are about 200,000 HIV patients in Myanmar out of which about 125,000 patients require the lifesaving antiretroviral treatment. According to a health ministry official only about 87,500 of them received the ART treatment. (Source: AP)

A dozen children perform a traditional courtship dance from eastern Uganda as part of a platform for changing attitudes among youth using dance, drama and popular hip hop music, at the Treasure Life Center in the Kamwokya slum of Kampala, Uganda. As World AIDS Day is marked on Dec. 1, Uganda and many other African countries are continuing their battle against HIV and AIDS, and Ugandan street activists like 26-year-old Hood Katende are trying to use music and drama to stem a troubling resurgence of HIV, which now infects more than 500 young women between the ages of 15 and 24 each week, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission. (Source: AP)