Miss Universe wants girls and women to know their HIV status
After being crowned Miss Universe 2013 in Russia, all eyes are on Gabriela Isler. Now, the 25-year-old Venezuelan beauty does not only want to be looked at, she also wants to be heard and is sending a message to women all around the world about their health.
“I’ve been doing a lot of work promoting HIV/AIDS awareness, not only in the U.S but throughout the world,” said Isler in an interview with VOXXI. “I urge young girls and women to get tested and to share knowledge about the disease, share it with your friends and with your family, with everyone…more women need to get tested.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimate 1.1 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV. Of those, one in four (about 25%) is a woman 13 or older, and what may be more shocking is that 27,000 women have HIV but do not know it.
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