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B. Diddy

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I don't have that phone, but go to Settings>Apps>All and see if there's an app called Badge Provider. If so, then see if you can Disable it.
 

B. Diddy

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If no one else has a suggestion for the stock HTC Sense launcher, then you could always install an alternate launcher like Nova, which either doesn't have unread count badges or gives you greater control over them.