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Contest Winner curbs HIV Stigma

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  New Orleans native La'Nette Buras is among the 10 first-place winners of the 2011 REYATAZ "Fight HIV Your Way" contest. The contest, which received more than 1,300 entries, invited people affected by HIV to submit an essay or photo documenting the way they fought the disease. The contest was created to raise community awareness of and lessen the social stigma surrounding HIV. Buras' story, along with the other winners' entries, has been sent to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as inspiration for a new work, which premieres on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. — Ghawaly

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