Newsfeed : “Idol Gives Back” Performances Raise HIV Awareness

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Newsfeed » April 2010

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

April 22, 2010

“Idol Gives Back” Performances Raise HIV Awareness

On April 21, Sir Elton John performed on American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back” charity music event to raise AIDS awareness and to encourage donations to his AIDS foundation. Other performers at the event included Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, the Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox and Mary J. Blige.

To date, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised $220 million for community-based HIV prevention programs including efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination, as well as providing care and support services for people living with HIV in 55 countries worldwide.

Also during the broadcast, Lennox appeared in a video package with a 7-year-old HIV-positive girl to show how her life has improved through antiretroviral treatment. While Lennox herself is HIV negative, her shirt was emblazoned with the words “HIV Positive” in a show of solidarity with the millions of people who are living with the virus around the world.

“Idol Gives Back”—supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and One.org—has raised more than $140 million for national and international nonprofit organizations. This year’s beneficiaries included Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save The Children and the United Nations Foundation.

Search: American Idol, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Idol Gives Back


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Show comments (0 total)

 
[Go to top]

Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV 101
HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ TV
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Women
African American
Latino
Providers
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    guycmh328
    Columbus
    Ohio


    zeze42
    Bay Area - Peninsula
    California


    OahuAJ
    Turlock
    California


    josebos
    KISSIMMEE
    Florida
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Can social media help stop HIV stigma?
Yes
No

Survey
Mind Matters

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.