News Roundup 19-Aug-2016 – TakeATestUK

News Roundup 19-Aug-2016

In a week where Team GB is smashing it at the Olympics and bringing back the gold medals, a naked statue of Donald Trump appeared in San Francisco and Lady Gaga announced her comeback…

A Scottish comedian reveals he’s HIV positive

Scott Agnew, a gay comedian from Scotland revealed this week that he was living with HIV. In a piece with the Scottish Daily Record Scott busted a few myths around HIV telling readers that “it’s certainly not a death sentence”. He also said it’s pretty much life as normal “I take one tablet a day and that’s it, other than trying to get a bit fitter than you would be normally.” Read more at the Scottish Daily Record

Drag queen wears crown adorned with HIV positive blood

Northern Irish drag queen, Electra, wore a crown covered in HIV positive blood to Belfast Pride this month in hopes to raise awareness around HIV. “My princess ball gown is topped off with a beautiful tiara. Look closely, and you will see the red hue” she told the crowd. The inspiration behind the crown was a magazine and poster printed in Austria last year in HIV positive blood. More over at Attitude

Ariana Grande and MAC Cosmetics step up to fight HIV

MAC Cosmetics is set to release a new range of lipsticks designed with singer Ariana Grande. The range includes Deep Cool Pink, described as a matte orchid pink, and a new lipgloss in Neutral Nude Pink, a shimmering mauve shade.

100% of the purchase price, not just the profit, from every sale of MAC Viva Glam products goes towards the MAC AIDS Fund which. The Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 collection will be available at travel retail locations worldwide from September 2016.

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