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In Tens: Making a Global Impact

In Tens: Making a Global Impact


Todd Murray offers his list of the top 10 ways Hope's Voice International and the 'Does HIV Look Like Me?' are leaving the mark on the globe. [ 10 ] Distributing messages and campaigns that do not use fear and that redefine HIV and AIDS. [ 9 ] Distributing messages and campaigns that embrace the realities of HIV and AIDS and portrays young people with the disease as beautiful. [ 8 ] Providing sexual education that inspires young people to have an open dialogue, know their serostatus, and understand that HIV can look like them. [ 7 ] Supporting and encouraging young people--both HIV-negative and 'positive--to use their face, voice, and story for change. [ 6 ] Sharing the realities of young people and their relationships to HIV by bringing back emotion to the epidemic. [ 5 ] Providing a platform for young people to understand that people with HIV or AIDS share many of the same struggles, accomplishments, and dreams. [ 4 ] Building a global network that provides a platform to share our differences and appreciate our similarities. [ 3 ] Showing young people living with HIV or AIDS that they are not alone. [ 2 ] Providing a wake-up call for the international community that young people must be at the center of the solution. [ 1 ] Providing the tools, leadership training, and opportunities for young people living with HIV or AIDS to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. Murray is the director and cofounder of Hope's Voice International, the organization that heads up the 'Does HIV Look Like Me?' campaign. He holds the Number 5 spot in 'Our 10 Most Admired HIVers' list and is the cover guy for our 10th anniversary issue.

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