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Lady Gaga & Cyndi Lauper support HIV/AIDS thru MAC VIVA GLAM

Posted in Community, Information on Sunday, March 21st, 2010 by Kelly - 2 Comments

Did you know for African-American women between 25-34, AIDS is currently the major cause of death? It’s true.  Just as it’s true the infection rate of HIV among all American women has tripled since 1985.  So much for the myth HIV is a “gay” disease. 

The statistics in Britain are also staggering.  In 2008, the number of people who were infected with HIV had almost tripled since 1998, and in that single year, this is the third highest number who became infected.  And more than half of these became HIV positive via heterosexual contact.

This spring, two major icons—Cyndi Lauper, who taught us Girls Just Wanna Have Fun back at the start of the American AIDS epidemic, and Lady Gaga, the current international DIVA, have joined forces to make a difference.  These remarkable women are the new spokespeople for VIVA GLAM.  They are heading an international drive to remind people how to keep themselves safe and HIV negative, with a special outreach to teach women how to protect themselves.

The AIDS Fund of MAC Cosmetics

As one of the twin spokespersons to bring both HIV information and “gaga-glamour” to women (and men), Lady Gaga tells us—“Be selective about those you love.”

The MAC AIDS fund of MAC Cosmetics began in 1994 as a major support for women, men, and children across planet Earth when it comes to HIV. The MAC AIDS Fund is the world’s biggest non-drug company funder for HIV organizations.  It’s contributed over $160 million dollars to organizations providing HIV related services through the sales of its VIVA GLAM Lipglass and Lipstick.  MAC donates every penny made from the VIVA GLAM line to make a difference.

This year, MAC has created two unique shades of color for two unique and talented women.  The Viva Glam Cyndi is a lipstick of light coral red—the VIVA GLAM Gaga is a light blue pink.  “My VIVA GLAM color is amazing.  It’s very me—a bluish pink, great for every day—a little bit 80’s,” reveals Lady Gaga.  “I hope women buy this lipstick and honor themselves and the cause.”

To find out more about the MAC AIDS Fund and its good works—and to find out more about Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper—visit

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