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GABORONE, BOTSWANA - FEBRUARY 25: Alice Manthe, age 31, eats breakfast in the Metcourt Hotel a day before the Miss HIV Stigma Free Botswana competition held annually in the international convention center on February 24, 2005 in Gaborone, Botswana. Twelve HIV positive women selected from around the country were trained how to walk, make a speech during an intense week of preparations. The pageant is held to make the people of Botswana more aware of HIV-Aids, and stop the stigma that makes people afraid of being tested and acknowledge their status. Botswana has a population of about 1,7 million people and about 38 percent are believed to be infected with the virus. Alice has been on antiretroviral drugs since 2002 and she volunteers for an Aids organization n Gaborone. .(Photo: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)..
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