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Aishwarya Rai on a mission to break social stigmas on AIDS!

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Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 16:27 [IST]

Ash on a mission to break social stigmas on AIDS!
Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is on a serious mission, and her mission is all about the deadly disease HIV AIDS. Ash, who is the UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, said that she would educate the pregnant women on AIDS.

Talking to the PTI, Aishwarya Rai said, "Though there is no medicine for curing this disease, its medical treatment is possible." She added, "I will help break social barriers and stigmas that are attached with the disease. I will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment."

A while ago, on World AIDS Day, the 39 year-old actress had visited the hospitals in Mumbai. She toured the facilities of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital in Mumbai, where she had the opportunity to speak to pregnant women living with HIV benefitting from HIV services.

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Story first published:  Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:27 [IST]
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