Victoria Beckham Becomes UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador

We salute you, VB


by Stevie Martin |
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Victoria Beckham has become a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, meaning she will work towards making sure that children are born without HIV and that children and women who and are living with and affected by the virus are given the medicine and care that they need. Go VB!

'This is the beginning of an important journey for me. As a woman and a mother I have a responsibility to support other women,' she said. 'I am proud and honoured to be working with UNAIDS in this new role to help to raise resources and awareness to support and empower women and children affected by HIV.'

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The announcement comes a couple of months after Victoria visited HIV clinics in Cape Town, where she learnt about the significance of antiretroviral therapy – a treatment which suppresses the Aids virus and stop its progression – and how children are not being given the correct medication.

It's certainly stayed with her: last month, she hosted an online sale of 600 items from her wardrobe to raise money and awareness for mothers living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

'I dream of a generation free from HIV and I know that Victoria’s support will help us to achieve this shared goal," said Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS. 'Her creativity, innovation and outreach will amplify our efforts and bring us one important step closer towards ending the AIDS epidemic.'

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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