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Lauren X AIDS Healthcare Foundation

As an advocate for healthy lifestyle practices, I feel it is important to promote awareness in all aspects of health, even those that involve societal taboos. I partnered with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's "Reducing the Stigma Campaign" as a billboard model and advocate for promoting safe sex and getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases. A lot of people tried to discourage me from being a part of this message, in fear that I would too be stigmatized. However, I decided to push through and be a part of the change I wish to see, and in the end it allowed for a lot of dialogue and learning. The campaign allowed for a lot of people to approach me and get directed to resources,...

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