February 24, 2013. Los Angeles, CA. Chris showed his support for the Elton John AIDS Foundation at its 21st annual Academy Awards Viewing Party!
Chris is proud to support EJAF, and passionate about fighting HIV/AIDS stigma — the greatest barrier to ending the AIDS epidemic. Too often we hear about kids who are HIV+ being kicked out of schools, families torn apart, and HIV+ people treated like criminals. Because of stigma and the shame, people are afraid to disclose their status, afraid to get tested, and afraid to seek treatment. Moreover, there are governments afraid to spend any resources or even to discuss HIV/AIDS.
You can’t catch HIV from shaking hands, you can’t get HIV from giving someone a hug. It’s a treatable illness now. Knowing your status and getting on treatment is the key to prevention.
Thank you for continuing to give from you heart, Chris!
To learn more about the work of EJAF, visit: www.ejaf.org