Ricardo Gomes

Since 1988, every December 1, people the world over commemorate World AIDS Day, a day of somber reflection on the fight against HIV/AIDS and to remember the millions of lives that have already been lost to the disease. 

This year, celebrities from the world over made their voices heard thanks to social media, sending out messages of support for those still living with the disease, remembrance for their friends and loved ones who had already died, and anger over the still-inflated price of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the existing social stigma that exists for those living with HIV. 

Pop icon Madonna, who has spent much of her career advocating for those afflicted by HIV/AIDS, took a moment on her social media to remember those who she has personally lost to the disease. Troye Sivan took a different approach, reflecting on the progress that has been made and looking forward to the advancements to come. 

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