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Annie Lennox Named UN AIDS Goodwill Ambassador!

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Excellent!

Singer Annie Lennox was named a UN AIDS goodwill ambassador today, pledging to address the "daily brutality faced by millions of women and girls" who suffer from the disease.

No stranger to advocacy for AIDS research, her "SING" campaign raises awareness for AIDS-infected women in southern Africa. She says:

“If we are to end the cycle of human devastation triggered by the AIDS epidemic, we must address the rights of women and girls and challenge their second class citizen status, which puts them at greater risk of HIV.”

YES!

Good for Annie!

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22 comments to “Annie Lennox Named UN AIDS Goodwill Ambassador!”



  1. 1

    First!



  2. 2

    Is she actually HIV+? I was trying to remember when I saw her on Idol Gives Back…



  3. 3

    Well…. If people with AIDS would quit screwing people who do not have it, , it would probably die out in 10 years or so. Anyone who spreads AIDS through sexual contact should be placed in prison. Years ago, I knew someone who contacted AIDS from someone who knew that they had it. They were both men. Were. They are both dead now.



  4. 4

    Maybe if the world toilet bowl we call the african continet would educate their people, they would stop sleeping with children and using the excuse that fuckin a vergin cures aides. Well thought out by the way. That entire continent is poison to the world. Nuke it and start over.



  5. 5

    She's not HIV+…I googled it…Good work Annie, you always did rock!

  6. free says – reply to this


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    If anyone deserves that honor, it's Ms Lennox. She has been very outspoken about the subject and supportive of HIV/AIDS organisations for decades and she knows what she's talking about- unless some of the people on this page.



  7. 7

    BRAVO! BRAVO!!!!!!!



  8. 8

    AWESOME!!! The same woman who said Hamas' Suicide Bombers killing innocent Israelis were doing "God's Work" is an ambassador for the UN. Glad to see that the UN is maintaining it's high standards when choosing people to represent it! Cause who WOULDN'T be thrilled to have a woman who praises people who murder innocent women and children as a representative of theirs?!



  9. 9

    …there is no reason for anyone to get AIDS…HIV and AIDS are two different things….taking care of yourself and taking meds are very important…as someone in healthcare I can not stress this enough…

    …and Annie, just, do more music, you can't be that busy….



  10. 10

    Annie's awsome, but only a celebrity can get away with that t-shirt.



  11. 11

    Re: Buk0wski – And HOW many times have YOU been to Africa? Sounds like you know everything about the continent and just what to do about the AIDS crisis. Nuke it and start over, eh?
    Yeah, you don't sound like an ignorant douchebag at at all! Great post!



  12. 12

    Great talent, great cause, lame-ass famous people this is how you give back!!



  13. 13

    AIDS was the governments way of trying to eliminate male homosexuality, it backed fired and starting to infect heterosexual men…too bad it was a good plan.



  14. 14

    Re: Buk0wski
    "Well…. If people with AIDS would quit screwing people who do not have it, , it would probably die out in 10 years or so. Anyone who spreads AIDS through sexual contact should be placed in prison. Years ago, I knew someone who contacted AIDS from someone who knew that they had it. They were both men. Were. They are both dead now."


    What a truly ignorant comment. Aside from the fact that there are many people who don't even know that they are HIV+, there are many communities and demographics who feel that they are 'immune' to HIV - that it cannot happen to them - and a frightening lack of educational programs for people to learn what to do and what not to do AKA safer sex, etc. So to blithely say what you said in your post is beyond ridiculous.



  15. 15

    Re: DavedEndo
    "AWESOME!!! The same woman who said Hamas' Suicide Bombers killing innocent Israelis were doing "God's Work" "
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    Considering that her children are half-Israeli, it is highly unlikely that she said that.



  16. 16

    get a bra annie



  17. 17

    Hey Annie!! Don't men suffer from aids too?….kinda sexist…….



  18. 18

    I love her she's my favourite



  19. 19

    LET ME BE THE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR BY REVEALING THE CURE FOR AIDS: STOP BEING GAY!!!!!!!!



  20. 20

    I cant believe some ppl are ignorant enough to assume that the cure or main problem for aids , is the GAYS…it has been said that this was where it all started but there is no complete proof & Now more then ever there are millionssss of people infected some because they choose to infect others , some because they do not protect themselves others because they arent informed and a few who choose not to protect themselves..AIDS isnt going away any time soon so please protect yourself & get tested so u can protect others aswell.

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    balls

  22. @v@ says – reply to this


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    I love Annie, but I love her on a stage. This is a commendable appointment, but it probably also means no new tunes, kick ass preferred. She opened for Sting, and wiped the floor with him.