See powerful new star-studded PSA reminding us that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not over
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Tituss Burgess, and Daniel Franzese are all part of a new Public Service Announcement that focuses on the fight against HIV/ AIDS not being over.
But the biggest star on the video is the late Elizabeth Taylor whose famous speech at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute concert is featured to give context to the ongoing fight against a disease for which there are life-saving treatments but still no cure.
“…The world needs you to live,’ says Taylor who spent the last 25 years of her life as an HIV/AIDS activist.
Lane points out in the video that in major US cities, one in five gay men are living with HIV.
‘HIV infection rates are up 133% in last decade among young gay men,’ says Joel Goldman, managing director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation who did the video with GLAAD.
‘It’s troubling that 1 in 3 gay men have never had an HIV test,’ Goldman adds. ‘We must find new ways of raising awareness in order to reach this community and inform them of the tools available to prevent new infections.’
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis has high hopes for the PSA.
‘This campaign will help bring more awareness HIV and AIDS and remind everyone that we have the power to end this epidemic in our lifetime.’