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Janet Jackson Urges Continued Fight For World AIDS Day: VIDEO


amfAR ambassador Janet Jackson and Mathilde Krim, the AIDS research foundation's founding chair, penned a CNN op-ed to remind people that for all the progress made against the disease over the past three decades, plenty of work needs to be done, particularly among communities of color.

While the AIDS research and activist communities continue to celebrate some major breakthroughs during the past few years, we continue to struggle with an epidemic in the United States that grows unabated. Each year, 50,000 Americans become newly infected with HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- and more than 1.1 million people are living with the virus.

And while everyone is at risk and should know their status, data tell us that communities of color -- particularly black women and young, black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men -- are disproportionately affected by the virus. If we're going to create an AIDS-free generation here at home, we need to start investing in resources that will curb the epidemic among these populations.

AFTER THE JUMP, the singer's PSA for amfAR

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  1. I applaud her efforts, but she's doing to her face what Michael did. It's unnecessary. Her wig also looks cheap.

    And believe me, I have nothing against plastic surgery. Within reason.

    Posted by: Erik | Dec 1, 2012 3:19:28 PM

  2. That's it Erik, focus on the real issue.

    Posted by: ger | Dec 1, 2012 4:06:10 PM

  3. I lost all respect for her when I realized how racist she is towards white people.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 1, 2012 4:11:23 PM

  4. Her heart has been in the right place for years. Thank you, Ms. Jackson. She also looks great.

    Posted by: dattexas | Dec 1, 2012 4:15:20 PM

  5. I said that I respect her efforts. But I don't want her to go down the same road as her brother. It's easy to get addicted to plastic surgery.

    Posted by: Erik | Dec 1, 2012 4:17:41 PM

  6. icebloo, Racist toward white people? She is currently dating a white guy, and was MARRIED to a white guy for 7+ years.

    You totally just pulled that out of your ass.

    Your source?

    Posted by: BrandonJD | Dec 2, 2012 2:11:34 PM

  7. How man millions of $$$$ of her family fortune has gone to fighting this disease???

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 2, 2012 9:48:02 PM

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