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Volunteers stand after lighting candles in the shape of a red ribbon during an awareness event ahead of World AIDS Day in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Prakash Mathema/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama marked World AIDS Day Thursday by announcing plans to boost U.S. efforts to fight AIDS at home and abroad. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Obama Embraces 'End of AIDS,' Promises To Accelerate HIV Treatment

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