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.
Planned Parenthood (@PPAWI) stands up for women's health.
How we fight for the #healthiestgeneration: sex education, access to contraception, HIV testing, and care—no matter what. #WAD2013
— Planned Parenthood (@PPAWI) December 1, 2013
Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) is an actress recently in Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Dec 1 is #WorldAIDSDay. BUY @RED SAVE LIVES. It's that simple. #endofAIDS http://t.co/p9dm7n2jm1
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) December 1, 2013
Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) is a Grammy-winning recording artist.
Millions affected by HIV are counting on OUR generation. Let's be brave & bold, and END this epidemic! #WorldAIDSDay http://t.co/9LFPFHGuUR
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) December 1, 2013
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) is the 44th President of the United States.
"This is a moment to reflect on how far we've come since the early days of the AIDS epidemic." —President Obama #WAD2013
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 2, 2013
Greater Than AIDS (@GreaterThanAIDS) is a movement that responds to the continuing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.
More than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV. Let’s come together to change this epidemic: http://t.co/slefmiuLFW #WAD2013
— Greater Than AIDS (@GreaterThanAIDS) December 2, 2013
Yoko Ono (@yokoono) is a Japanese artist and peace activist.
An AIDS-free future starts with YOU & ME. Join the fight for an #AIDSFreeGen on World AIDS Day #WAD2013 http://t.co/Gjn10WMFtL
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) December 1, 2013
Hydeia Broadbent (@HydeiaBroadbent) is a famous HIV/AIDS activist.
What can you do today on #WorldAIDSDay? Learn the facts, get tested, start a conversation among friends #WAD2013
— Hydeia Broadbent (@HydeiaBroadbent) December 1, 2013
UNAIDS (@UNAIDS) is a campaign that leads the world in the goal of "getting to zero."
"On #WAD2013, as we remember friends & family lost to AIDS, we also rejoice in hope for the future," @UNAIDS Director http://t.co/nZMnw6TbdW
— UNAIDS (@UNAIDS) December 1, 2013
Nigel Barker (@NigelBarker) is a noted fashion photographer.
700 kids/day are infected with HIV. I’m committed to creating an #AIDSFreeGen w/ @EGPAF. Are you? http://t.co/Nu8KBdY2sU #WorldAIDSDay
— Nigel Barker (@NigelBarker) December 1, 2013
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) is a Democratic Senator from New York State.
We've come so far in the fight against HIV/AIDS yet the epidemic continues to hit some communities harder than others. #WAD2013
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 1, 2013
Darryl Stephens (@darrylstephens) is an actor and the star of Noah's Arc.
On World AIDS Day, we remember those we've lost and those still living with HIV and AIDS. http://t.co/xDryg0B92f
— Darryl Stephens (@darrylstephens) December 1, 2013