How Are You Facing AIDS?

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Today is World AIDS Day, and it's not never too late to do your part in reducing the stigma around HIV and promoting HIV testing. There are several ways to help, and no gesture is too small to matter. So what are you waiting for? Don't fall under the impression that everyone's heard. Get out there, and start spreading the word!

If you've been on Twitter at all today, you've probably noticed that you can use the tags "#red" and "#laceupsavelives" to change the color of your tweets to red. You can also add a red Twibbon to your profile avatar, or change your photo for the day.

Oh, you're more of a Facebook man? Well, head over to to download a "Facing AIDS" sign, fill it out to show how you're facing AIDS and take a photo with the sign. Upload your adorable new pic as your profile photo, and let others know to do the same. Or you can change your status to “[Your Name] is Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day. To find an HIV test site, text your ZIP to “KNOWIT” (566948), or visit Join me and post this to your status today.” Then again, why not change your status and upload a picture? It'll only take a few minutes!

Last but not least, be sure to check out the Facing AIDS Flickr group, which features pictures of individuals holding their signs and showing their support. You're encouraged to upload your own, and let it be known that you're joining in on World AIDS Day.

– Dewitt

To watch a video about the "Facing AIDS" campaign, follow the JUMP:

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