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stig muh

  • n  the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
  • n  a symbol of disgrace or infamy
  • n  an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod
  • n  a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

  • And in civil society, the enormous social stigma associated with the infection hinders efforts to slow its spread.
  • AIDS can kill by stigma even when lifesaving medical treatment is available.
  • As chairman of the organization Lakshya Trust, he has become an AIDS activist in a country where the HIV virus is running rampant, in part due to the stigma associated with both .
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