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Brazil halts happy hooker anti-AIDS promo

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SAO PAULO (AP) -

Brazil's health ministry has removed a web page proclaiming "I am happy being a prostitute."

   The message was aimed at reducing the AIDS-related stigma suffered by prostitutes, but it was dropped from the ministry's website Tuesday.

   Health Minister Alexandre Padilha told reporters: "I don't think this is a message the ministry should be sending. Our campaigns orient people how to avoid sexual transmitted diseases."

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