Annie Lennox explains her ‘HIV Positive’ t-shirt

In the video below, which was actually created last November,  Lennox explains that she first saw someone wearing a bold ‘€œHIV POSITIVE’€ t-shirt in South Africa in 2004, and she thought it was such a ‘€œclever, brilliant’€ idea, she decided to run with it herself. ‘€œIn a country like South Africa, where HIV is so prevalent, and yet you have stigma where people are afraid to openly come out and say that they’€™re HIV positive,’€ she says,  ‘€this t-shirt, whoever wears it, is making a statement of solidarity, and they’€™re saying, ‘€˜We’€™re coming out from behind the shadows. We’€™re trying to normalize what is a preventable thing. It doesn’€™t need to have the stigma.’€™’€


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