Celebrity Singers for HIV Awareness

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Fri, 02-19-2010 - 6:28am
Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga Put Spotlight on Women and HIV



WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Pop music star Cyndi Lauper believes that girls should still wanna have fun, they just shouldn't overlook their risk of HIV.



That's why she and music sensation Lady Gaga are teaming up on a new campaign -- sponsored by MAC Cosmetics' nonprofit MAC AIDS Fund -- to remind women that the virus that causes AIDS remains a potent threat to women as well.



"Fighting HIV/AIDS is not a one-woman job," Lauper told HealthDay. "Lady Gaga and I are using our voices as a call to action for women all over the world. I lost a lot of friends to AIDS before we even knew what it was. Today, across the world, women are more likely to become infected with HIV than men. Each one of us needs to do our part to fight for women impacted by HIV and AIDS."

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Registered: 08-24-2009
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 4:16pm
Wow, the statistics in the article are eye-opening. I can't imagine why 20 percent of the women surveyed said nothing would convince them to get an HIV test.



Siggy

Community Leader of Women's Health