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Going Viral: Celebrity Tweets from World AIDS Day

December 7, 2012

Going Viral: Tweets from World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is a time for the whole world to talk about how we can achieve the goal of "getting to zero" new infections, zero new AIDS-related deaths, and zero stigma. As the one platform where the whole world can converse at the same time, the Internet has become one of the most active gathering places on World AIDS Day. Celebrities, politicians, comedians and community based organizations all shared their thoughts and messages on World AIDS Day, and we compiled just a few to show you what happens when awareness goes viral.

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Feminist Hulk

@FeministHulk is part activist/ part parody account. Using "Hulk speak," they comment on current events with a feminist agenda.

Alicia Keys

@aliciakeys, Grammy Award-winning recording artist.

Janelle Monae

@JanelleMonae, Award winning recording neosoul recording artist.

Darryl Stephens

@Darrylstephens is the star of Logo's groundbreaking series "Noah's Arc" as well as their new series "DTLA."

Banyan Tree Project

Banyan Tree Project (@BTPMay19) fights HIV-related stigma in Asian & Pacific Islander communities through social marketing and capacity building assistance.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) is the U.S. Senator from New York.

Miss J Alexander

@Miss_JAlexander is the "Runway Diva Coach Extraordinaire" known around the world as a judge on America's Next Top Model.

Magic Johnson

@MagicJohnson is not only a famous basketball player, but he was one of the first celebrities in America to come out at HIV-positive, forever changing the conversation around HIV and showing that not only gay men were afflicted by HIV/AIDS.


@cdcgov is the office Twitter source for daily credible health & safety updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Barack Obama

@BarackObama is the President of the United States.


@PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) was a $15 billion commitment from George W. Bush to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic by providing ART treatment to those who cannot afford it worldwide.

Manila Luzon

@Manilaluzon is a drag queen and a popular contestant from the reality show hit Ru Paul's Drag Race.

Peter Staley

@PeterStaley is one of the most famous AIDS and gay rights activists. He is the founder of and of TAG (Treatment Action Group).

Nicholas Kristof

@NickKristof is a New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and co-author of the book Half the Sky.

Niccolo Cosme

@NiccoloCosme is a Filipino visual artist/ photographer/activist known world-wide for his World AIDS Day Headshot Clinic initiative.

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