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Ill with AIDS, Bhuddist monk Khana Sihachakh (25) sits in a monastery in Vientiane, Laos on October 19, 2000. His wife died of AIDS in 1998, and Khana became a monk in order to try and help others with the the disease. Worldwide, more than 20 million people have died since the first cases of AIDS were identified in 1981.