So today I think it is only normal to Pish HIV as it’s HIV day and an estimated 33.3 million live with the illness.
Almost 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK but a quarter of them are unaware that they have the disease… I guess maybe it is time for you to do the test... It’s free and quite usefull!
Here are some retailers that got involved to help the war againstthis desease:
- Isabel Marant For GAP red, I aready wrote about it. The T-shirt is now Sold out on-line but you can phone a store to ask about their availability.
- A|X Armani Exchange has partnered with dance4life, a nonprofit organization that educates young people about HIV through dance, and model Doutzen Kroes is to release an exclusive T-shirt. The shirt features a photo of Kroes with the words "Dance-Dance-Dance". The shirt is available in all A|X stores and online at Armaniexchange.com. All profits from the shirt will go to support dance4life education initiatives and related programs.
- Nike has come out with a Nike RED World AIDS Day collection. The collection will be available at select stores starting Dec. 1 and online at: http://nikestadiums.com/.
- Fidelity Denim ( I do not know them but they sound nice) have designed a special edition of its signature Ace Skinny jean in bright red. The jeans are available on the website with 100% of the profits going to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. And everyone needs Red jeans in their cupboard!!
Finally I remind the Pisher people that condoms can be found EVERYWHERE… So get some!!
I will finish with a quote from Franca Sozzani (Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia):
Pope Benedict XVI goes to Africa and speaks about the value of women, the need for their emancipation, and the importance of achieving equality between men and women. Holy Father, wouldn’t it be more important that the Church started taking action instead of theorizing? There are many missions and laymen running foundations that help women restore their dignity within a society that keeps neglecting them. They lack the funds to build houses and create job opportunities. If, as you have rightly said, on November 13, charity is compulsory, could the Church donate some of its many treasures to help improving so many wretched lives? Moreover, I agree with you, Holy Father, that AIDS sufferers have the right to be respected and receive cures especially in Africa, where the disease is most widely spread. So why not taking into consideration again measures of prevention and protection?