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New Judd
Documentary Examines HIV/AIDS in India

New Judd
Documentary Examines HIV/AIDS in India

Ashley Judd says education and prevention are the best way to combat HIV and AIDS in India, where women and girls and the vulnerable and less fortunate are disproportionately affected by the disease.

Ashley Judd says education and prevention are the best way to combat HIV and AIDS in India, where women and girls and the vulnerable and less fortunate are disproportionately affected by the disease.

Speaking about her new documentary film, India's Hidden Plague, in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's This Week, the 39-year-old actress said it costs just $10 to educate a person about the risks and provide protection for an entire year.

While making the film in India, Judd met with AIDS orphans including two sisters, 9 and 12, whose parents died in quick succession after their father infected their mother with the virus.

''It's very real and it's real stories and real heartache and also real opportunity to focus on a solution that is very cost-effective and has an extraordinarily meaningful impact in the lives of young people,'' Judd said.

India's Hidden Plague is set to premiere November 30 on the National Geographic Channel.

In a previous documentary film, Confronting the Pandemic, Judd and Salma Hayek traveled to Central America to look at AIDS prevention there. (AP)

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