Thursday, December 24, 2009

I Talk About HIV/AIDS

I am so honored and proud to be included in a special educational program that informs and keeps awareness about HIV and AIDS called "I talk about AIDS because. . ." We know that open and honest conversations can prevent new HIV infections and reduce the stigma attached to people living with HIV/AIDS. Today, over 100,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV/AIDS and thousands don't know they are infected. The program is a partnership with the NY City Council, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and other organizations. Others who participated in the program included Wendy Williams, Alan Cummings, BD Wong, Rosie Perez, Kristen Johnston, Jeffrey Crowley (White House AIDS Czar), Judy Gold, Lovari, Jed Ryan, Michael Lavers, Al Sharpton and many others. I stopped by City Hall with Lovari where we video taped our public service announcements.