Ciara Backs HIV/AIDS Awareness Drive

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February 8, 2011 | 11:40am EST

R&B star Ciara is urging her fans to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS by regularly getting checked for the virus.
Monday marked National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which was dedicated to instilling the importance of testing and treatment within African-American communities.

Ciara is backing the drive by the Lifebeat organization, and she’s reached out to her fans to urge them to get tested for the disease.

In a post on her page, she writes, “Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Get educated, get tested and get involved!!”