Alicia Keys Talks Global HIV: ‘If We Can Talk About It, We Can Change The Face Of It’

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Alicia Keys at The Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem, NYC.

Alicia Keys, who is well known for her work as an ambassador of the “Keep A Child Alive” foundation spoke candidly about the need to open up the dialogue about HIV/AIDS globally and here, at home. Keys spoke to a crowd of concert goers at a private event in Harlem, reinforcing her passion for furthering the dialogue and attention paid to AIDS spreading in low-income communities.

“‘Keep A Child Alive’ really is such a passion for me. We started because there were these beautiful children and families who couldn’t afford the medicine that exists, that can keep you alive, and it was just so unfair that they should not get it because of their social status or where they lived,” she said. “If we can talk about it, we can change the face of it.” Keys was presented with a $5,000 check from Orasure, creators of the first approved at-home HIV test for the “Keep A Child Alive” Foundation.

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