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Annie Lennox: Stigma is preventing people in Scotland from testing for HIV

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  1. Lion in Winter 11 Nov 2013, 3:18pm

    Now HERE’S an icon – she looks and continues to be FABULOUS!!! Gaga, take note…

  2. publishedin 2009, why do we need to people joining the band wagon later on just to be seen as helping the cause?

    1. Actually she’s been raising awareness and money for AIDS charities for many, many years, in 1990 she was in fact part of one of the first major AIDS benefits in the music industry, the album “Red Hot and Blue” and her fundraising single “Sing” was released in aid of the Treatment Against Campaign. Later she founded The Sing Campaign to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS related issues. She was also an ambassador for the 46664 Foundation for some time and is currently a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for AIDS.

    2. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a celebrity raising awareness like this, even if they are jumping on a bandwagon – but as Oliver says, Annie Lennox isn’t since she’s been involved in HIV awareness for years.

      Rightly or wrongly, people listen to, or at least notice, when celebrities speak out, and the same certainly can’t be said for politicians. I mean, Scottish government publications are not exactly on the best-seller list!

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