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Rupert Everett on Indian AIDS Mission

Rupert_everettUN Ambassador for AIDS Rupert Everett joined MTV India's condom-shaped AIDS ambassador "Rubber Sing" in Delhi on World AIDS Day to launch a campaign to fight the disease in that country.

Said Everett: "I have been associated with AIDS awareness programmes for the last 10 years, and I've been to India many times too. I've lost many dear friends to AIDS. Awareness is the need of the hour. Education about this dreaded disease alone could go long way in saving innumerable lives...Everyone has sex, but no one talks about it. That's the main reason why we're unable to fight AIDS till date. People must open up, and share their experiences. There's no better education or awareness than that. And now it's high time we confronted this disease. India has reasons to worry. But the best part is that the Indian economy is strong. That means if we put our hearts to it, we can raise the funds to do a lot more that what we are currently doing for the HIV positive Indian population. We might not be able to help the present generation, but we could at least help the coming generations."

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  1. I was telling a friend just the other day that not enough condoms look like Wayne Newton.

    Posted by: mark m | Dec 4, 2006 3:14:25 PM


  2. This is all well and good - but is it wrong to ask for an accounting of how all the money that has been raised so far has been spent? Do we know what works and what doesn't etc...etc...are we just throwing money at a problem who's solution lies somewhere else?

    Just asking?

    Posted by: Just Asking | Dec 4, 2006 5:13:45 PM


  3. Wow, Rupey looks very surprised to see that mascot sing-- oh, wait, nevermind. It's just the awful surgery he had done.

    Posted by: jeff | Dec 4, 2006 5:44:57 PM


  4. Said Everett: "I have been associated with AIDS awareness programmes for the last 10 years, and I've been to India many times too. I've lost many dear friends to AIDS.
    What in the bloody fuck is this thing next to me doing?"

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 4, 2006 7:59:15 PM


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