Celebrity Tweets From World AIDS Day 2013

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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.

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

Planned Parenthood (@PPAWI) stands up for women's health.

Dec 1 is #WorldAIDSDay. BUY @RED SAVE LIVES. It's that simple. #endofAIDS http://t.co/p9dm7n2jm1

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) December 1, 2013

Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) is an actress recently in Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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

Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) is a Grammy-winning recording artist.

"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

Barack Obama (@BarackObama) is the 44th President of 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

Greater Than AIDS (@GreaterThanAIDS) is a movement that responds to the continuing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

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

Yoko Ono (@yokoono) is a Japanese artist and peace 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

Hydeia Broadbent (@HydeiaBroadbent) is a famous HIV/AIDS activist.

"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

UNAIDS (@UNAIDS) is a campaign that leads the world in the goal of "getting to zero."

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

Nigel Barker (@NigelBarker) is a noted fashion photographer.

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

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) is a Democratic Senator from New York State.

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

Darryl Stephens (@darrylstephens) is an actor and the star of Noah's Arc.