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At a glance: Oman


Oman: Scouts and Guides learn about the dangers of HIV/AIDS
MUSCAT, Oman, 25 January 2006 – The Sultanate of Oman is using its National Organization of Scouts and Guides as a vehicle to help raise awareness of HIV among its young people.

MUSCAT, Oman, 1 December 2005 - UNICEF Oman and its partners launched the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign on World AIDS Day. The launch in Oman placed special emphasis on the importance of protecting children, including young people infected or affected by the virus.

Oman: Sisters live with HIV for 20 years
MUSCAT, Oman, 14 November 2005 – It is 1984. Two sisters live with their family a few hours drive into the remote mountains west of the city of Muscat. The eldest sister is just five years old when her mother dies of an unknown cause. Shortly after, the girls are tested for a virus their family and most Omani doctors have yet to hear of: HIV. They both test positive.




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