Bringing Youthful Vigor to AIDS Awareness and Advocacy

25 May – In May 2015, the World Health Organization announced that the Philippines had the fastest growing HIV rate in the world. The epidemic has grown among young people and men who have sex with men (MSM) in particular. The current Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines, has chosen HIV as a focus of her advocacy work and has been named an HIV Prevention Ambassador in the Miss Universe partnership with Aid for AIDS. She also supports the advocacy activities of the New York City-based Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). Ms. Wurtzbach has been commended for bringing greater attention to HIV by UNAIDS Asia-Pacific, the Philippine Red Cross, and Love Yourself Inc., an advocacy group in the Philippines. On a recent visit to the New York City offices of amfAR, she discussed her HIV/AIDS work.


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