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India: HIV-Positive Kids Get to Play With South Africans

February 23, 2011

During a practice session in New Delhi on Tuesday, South Africa's World Cup cricket team welcomed 10 HIV-positive children onto the field for a game. The event is part of an international "Think Wise" campaign, an initiative of the International Cricket Council, UNICEF, and UNAIDS. "The idea is to create awareness about HIV and to get rid of the stigma attached to it," said Jon Long, an ICC representative. The kids batted, bowled, and fielded where, on Feb. 24, South Africa will play West Indies in both teams' first World Cup match.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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