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Batir Zalimov is a psychologist working for Centre for Mental Health and HIV/AIDS, an NGO in Tajikistan. He has worked at the Centre since 2007 and his scope of work includes psychological counseling, conduct counseling and self-help group work. Consultations take place both at the Centre, and in clinics, such as the Municipal Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases, National Center on Addictions and the City AIDS Center. Zalimov works closely with Muslim religious leaders and congregations in mosques to provide information about HIV and drug addiction. He believes these sessions are important and effective in reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.