March #186 : Turn Up the Music - by Trenton Straube

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Achieving the End

Falling Through the Cracks

From the Editor

Let's Stay Together


Letters-March 2013


Opening New Doors

POZ Planet

Turn Up the Music


Country Remedy

Promoting PrEP

Native Talents

Bare Facts

All Dolled Up

Tickled Pink


The 360 Approach

Care and Treatment

See You in Six Months?

Studying Risk Factors for Mental Decline

Implementing Health Care Reform

Pregnant Women Struggling With Adherence

GMHC Treatment Issues March 2013

HPV Vaccine May Benefit Women With HIV

Research Notes

Prevention: Latino Epidemic Varies by Region

Treatment: Atripla vs. Stribild and Complera

Cure: A Cat-and-Mouse Vaccine Game

Concerns: Ex-Inmates Aren’t Retained in Care

POZ Survey Says

Listen to Your Heart

POZ Heroes

Farewell, Friend

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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March 2013

Turn Up the Music

by Trenton Straube

Chris Brown speaks up for the beautiful people at AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Celebrity PSAs for HIV are nothing new, but we were surprised to see Chris Brown promoting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). The public service announcement aired on World AIDS Day, December 1, at a Los Angeles Lakers game and then repeated at other games that month. Brown approached APLA to work with his Symphonic Love Foundation to raise awareness and fight discrimination and stigma, says APLA’s executive director Craig E. Thompson, adding: “Chris made it clear he wanted to speak out on HIV/AIDS in a very public way.”

“You hear stories in the news—kids still getting kicked out of school because they are HIV positive or families broken by stigma,” says the 23-year-old pop star. “That’s just wrong and ignorant. It’s about knowledge. HIV is not something you catch from shaking hands.”

Sounds like Brown and APLA will make beautiful music together.
Chris Brown

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minerva, philadelphia, 2013-03-28 16:42:59
It's so true what chris brown said. its all about knowledge. so many people have the fear of the unknown syndrome. what they don't know about they fear. people with HIV/AIDS look like you &me. people are still the same person they always were. HIV/AIDS doesn't make a person. it's just something that's apart of them now. Read up on somethings before you go around judging others!! GOD bless everyone fighting and living with this disease. be strong&fight. together we CAN make a difference!!!!!!!

smauel, nigeria, lagos, 2013-03-25 17:40:23
I think is a wondeful bold step, taken, I really appericate the fact you've decide to go for such forum, that I think I'll help nurture those mind that, discriminate those leaving with HIV... Thank you chris

deco pentil, ghana, 2013-03-20 07:47:13
am very happy about diz. (Chris brown u bee great...#

Latisha, Norwalk, 2013-03-18 12:31:25
This is what I like to hear and read about. Stay and do positive things, stop giving the media poor things to write about.

sofia, , 2013-03-17 07:26:35
Wow. He is amazing. He is constantly doing things like this, which need to be put more in the light than the bad things. I'm proud, good on him!

Thabiso Mampa, South Africa - Johannesburg, 2013-03-16 18:25:23
i believe that AIDS is not a KILLER what kills people is the silence and not being able to acknowledge the fact that if you have it you can live a double H life(healthy,happy). Silence kills but knowledge is KEY.

Trina Smith, Columbia, 2013-03-16 12:12:01
I think it's great what Chris Brown is doing for the HIV/AIDS community. There are still alot of misconceptions about the disease and for this reason we need to educate the public. Chris Brown is an excellent example of people getting involved in this cause and making a difference. Well done POZ and Chris Brown!

Thembisile, South Africa,Johnnesburg, 2013-03-16 12:12:00
Grace,mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ,the Father's Son,be with you Chris in truth and love.Words can not describe the love and hope that you have brought,may the gracious God be with you for you have manifested love in the world.

Lashae, Lanham,MD, 2013-03-16 11:18:39
People Always Judge Him The Wrong Way But To Me He Is a Artist That Does The Most In Programs Like This And Others He Always Help Out And Interact While Others( Not All) Sit On Their as*** .He Does A Lot I Also Love Him For Sweet Things Like This not Just His talent and Sexyness lol

Ariel, Tampa, 2013-03-16 11:03:20
I'm guessing no one cares about Chris Brown concern for the HIV virus, or about his foundation to help abused women and kids. The blogs only report when he beats a woman, or when he throws temper tantrums, or when he RETAILIATES against people who repeatedly bully him. C'mon people, we know he viciously beat a woman, but let him live his life. We let Charlie Sheen live his & become the highest paid television star.

danielle, scotland - edinburgh, 2013-03-16 09:03:37
why are u surprised hes speakin out about aids? im more surprised he has his own charity that supports families with domestic violence!!!!!

erin hayes, brewster, 2013-03-16 07:48:11
the story sends a very strong message.

breezy fan, London, 2013-03-16 04:21:09
Chris is just amazing, and so inspiring. What he does for less fortunate/sick people is amazing and we should all do the same! We love you Chris! #TeamBreezyUK Twitter = imarriedbreezy

Wendy Maass, Durban South Africa, 2013-03-16 03:31:24
I am so pleased that people are taking a stand against the social stigma on hiv and aids, I think that the more people are aware of the disease, the more they can understand it. We have to support those living with it, show them love and care and most of all, show them that they are just like us, they are not different in anyway. Let's not judge, let's support and accept.

Orsós János, Hungary, 2013-03-16 03:11:59
This is done in a nice part, I knew that Chris has made similar to those that help the kids need to follow more people, he is my idol .. tetteit.Ö Hungary, there are those who will monitor their work.

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