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2011 is one of the biggest years for AIDS stamp releases. The Univeral Postal Union (part of the United Nations) is encouraged all member nations to release a stamp commemorating the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS virus.


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Interestingly, the series was originally intended to include a 5th stamp. This stamp was aborted before release out of both budgetary constraints and concerns over the image. This is the image of what would have been the 5th stamp.


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The woman on the first stamp is the first lady of Cameroon. She is one of the driving forces behind the Chantal Biya foundation (as seen in their 2001 stamp set).


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There is at least one interesting tab appears on sheets of these stamps as seen here.


The Universal Postal Union promoted Iran as releasing an AIDS stamp this year, but no stamp was ever released.


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The Universal Postal Union promoted Malawi as releasing an AIDS stamp this year, but no stamp was ever released.


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Note the spikes on the virus. Morocco did a similar design back in 2006, even though the AIDS virus looks like it has has suckers, not spikes.

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This stamp was released in promotion for their work on the UN Millenium Development Goals. The pill bottle on the bottom is the logo for goal #6, Combatting HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and other Diseases.


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The stamp has been printed on 32-stamp sheets along with 12-stamp sheetlets (with the four tabs). So if you want to buy this stamp with the tab, make sure you know in advance what you're ordering as you might not get it otherwise.

St. Lucia

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See the under investigation page.


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My information was Uruguay was releasing an AIDS stamp on December 1st, but this was released mid-Summer. Could another stamp be on the way this year?


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