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  • 46664 is Nelson Mandela’s global HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaign.
  • The 46664 campaign is an initiative to inspire individual and collective action towards an AIDS-free world. At its core, the campaign is about bringing hope and inspiration to all affected by HIV/AIDS. Thus 46664 raises awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the underlying issues that influence it, such as poverty, lack of education, gender inequality, lack of access to health facilities and the denial of economic opportunities.
  • 46664 (four, double six, six four) was Nelson Mandela’s prison number when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, off Cape Town in South Africa.
    He was jailed in 1964 for 27 years for leading the liberation movement against apartheid and for his impassioned stance on the rights of everyone to live in freedom. He was prisoner number 466, imprisoned in 1964. The Robben Island prisoners were never referred to by their names, but rather by their numbers and year of imprisonment – hence 46664 was Mr Mandela’s number.
  • He famously handed over the fight at a concert in Hyde Park, London, in 2008, with the words “It’s in our hands”.

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World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.

Campaigners from around the world will be coming together on World AIDS Day to commemorate the theme of universal access and human rights.

This year the World AIDS Campaign is working to promote the Light for Rights campaign. Light for Rights events are taking place on every continent this World AIDS Day!

Say it’s not True (click on title to hear the song by Queen and Paul Rodgers)

The harder we play
The faster we fall
When we think that we know it all
We know nothing at all

The letter arrives
Like a bolt from the blue
So what’s left of your lives
All your dreams lost to you

Say it ain’t true
Say it today
When I open my eyes
Will it all go away

Say it’s not true
Say it’s not real
Can’t be happening to you
Can’t be happening to me

It’s hard not to cry
It’s hard to believe
So much heartache and pain
So much reason to grieve

With the wonders of science
All the knowledge we’ve stored
Magic cocktails for lives
People just can’t afford

Say it’s not true
You can say it’s not right
It’s hard to believe
The size of the crime

Say…
Say it’s not real
It could be happening to you

Say it’s not true
Say it’s not right
It’s hard to believe
The size of the crime

Say it’s not true
Say it’s not real
It could be happening to you
It could be happening to me

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