Victoria Beckham and son, Brooklyn team up for UNAIDS charity mission in Kenya

Victoria Beckham and son, Brooklyn team up for UNAIDS charity mission in Kenya

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Fashion icon, Victoria Beckham recently toned down the glamour and visited Kenya with her son, Brooklyn (17) in an effort to raise awareness about HIV. The Beckham family joined forces with UNAIDS and Born Free Africa to advocate for HIV testing and treatment for adolescents and especially young women.

Throughout the course of their three-day trip, Victoria and Brooklyn met with health workers and spent time with children and community members affected by the virus. They visited Kiambu country as well as Kisumu, which has one of the highest HIV rates in the country.

"HIV used to destroy communities and what I've seen here is the people supporting each other. Communities are supporting each other and I want to see that around the whole world," she states in the video (shown below).

Meanwhile, Brooklyn used his athletic talent in a national football campaign called "Maisha Kick Out HIV Stigma" as means to motivate young people to get tested for HIV and educate them on the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention.

Victoria Beckham was appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador in 2014 and with the efforts of UNAIDS and Born Free Africa, new infections have decreased globally by more than 50 percent.

She emphasizes the importance of awareness and prevention, stating,"Ending AIDS can happen, but only if we join together and end all forms of stigma and discrimination."

To learn more about UNAIDS and Born Free Africa, visit:

http://www.unaids.org/

http://bornfreeafrica.org/

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