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As we were instructed to choose a charitable organization or person relating to our issue I decided to be awesome and come up with a combination of the two.

M.A.C Cosmetics is a cosmetics company that has been selling makeup and the M.A.C lifestyle for many years. However, M.A.C Cosmetics is also one of the most charitable organizations in the beauty industry. Since 1994 M.A.C has launched their MAC AIDS FUND (With first spokesmodel Rupaul)- with the VIVA GLAM makeup line, sold to raise a profit in order to help fund research to find the long sought after cure for AIDS/HIV. The campgain also focuses funds raised from it to combat current cases of AIDS/HIV, by doing the following things:

  • Womens Iniciative- Giving opportunities to women around the world by empowering them with the funds needed for starting local businesses and being able to sustain themselves.
  • Donating most of the profits made from selling the make to AIDS/HIV research in order to help find a cure fot the diseases in a timely fashion-saving many lives and helping to improve the global population

Love, Peace and Hair Grease.

Sydney

Source: http://www.macaidsfund.org/

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0t3ceLCjA&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

Watch this wonderful clip of Lady Gaga on ABC morning news, as she speaks about re-newing her relationship with M.A.C cosmetics, HIV/AIDS and safe sex.

Also, shes dressed as a condom.

Enjoy.

Sydney.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0t3ceLCjA&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

Coming soon- M.A.C Viva Glam and Lady Gaga- their efforts to raise money for the cause, and want to change the world.

Love Peace and Hair Grease.

Sydney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.refinery29.com/lady-gaga-looks-delicate-and-feminine-as-face-of-mac-viva-glam

Posted on: March 9, 2011

Graph Regarding the Sexual Health of Londoners.

Source: http://www.lho.org.uk/LHO_Topics/Health_Topics/Determinants_of_Health/Lifestyle_and_Behaviour/SexualHealthInfections.aspx

Seeing as my UN millenium goal is relating to the major issue of HIV/AIDS, I’ve done some reseach on the effect of HIV/AIDS in Europe, particularly in my chosen nation of England.

So let’s roll with this-

At the end of 2009 in the United Kingdom there were aprox. 86,500 people living with HIV. And one quarter of those people are unaware of their infection. That’s alot. The part of that which freaks me out is the fact that it means that 21,625 of those people are unaware that they’re possibly dying of the infection.

As of the end of 2010, 26,262 people in the UK have been diagnosed with AIDS, and there have been a total of 19,457 people diagnosed with HIV who have died from the illness.

Directly quoted from Avert.org, in the section on statistics of UK HIV/AIDS information is a posting about the current trends in the illnesses in the UK:

“Between 1990 and 1997 there were between 2,000 and 2,700 HIV diagnoses reported annually.3 From 1999 there was a steep increase in the number of annual HIV diagnoses, peaking in 2005 at 7,982. There was a slight decline in subsequent years, but the number of new diagnoses today is still far higher than the pre-2003 rate.

A major component of the rapid increase over the past 15 years has been heterosexually acquired infection. Up until 1998, the highest number of new HIV infections were acquired through sex between men. However, since 1999 heterosexually acquired HIV has overtaken as the largest exposure category. Heterosexual sex accounted for 54 percent of HIV diagnoses in 2009 and sex between men accounted for 42 percent, compared to 1995 when 30 percent were a result of heterosexual sex and 58 percent of new HIV diagnoses resulted from sex between men. Most of the new diagnoses among heterosexuals are in people who probably acquired HIV in other countries, particularly Africa. However, the number of infections probably acquired from heterosexual sex within the UK increased from 157 in 2000 to approximately 1,100 in 2009.”

Source: These statistics found at-http://www.avert.org/uk-statistics.htm

Something to think about.

Sydney.

The country that I am choosing to focus on in relation to my chosen UN goal is England. The reason for this is that England in my favorite country in the entire world. My heritage (my mum and grandparents) hail from England- so it holds history, fond memories and signifigance for me. Last summer I spent the better part of a month in England, traveling around the country side and learning more about my heritage and culture. It was one of the best summers of my life- and I’d like to somewhat relive it through my research in this project.

Love Peace and Hair Grease,

Sydney.

Source: My head.

The reason that I chose the millennium goal that I did (Number 6, Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases) is because of the severity of it. HIV/AIDS is something that has been such an expansive problem over the last 20 years, and as of right now isn’t a disease that seems to have the cure anywhere in the near sight. Since the RED campaign began however, more attention has been drawn on to the issue, and it not longer seems like such a taboo topic in modern day society.

The film RENT which cam out in 2005 has also had a very large impact on my opinion about the disease. In the movie, characters struggle with still trying to live their lives, while coping with the consequences and side effects of the illness.

I chose this goal because it is something that I strongly believe in, and I hope to have cured in my lifetime.

Live, Love, Lost

Sydney.

 

Source:

My Head.



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