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HIV Positive” T-Shirt Onstage

December 1, 2009
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“On the second night of the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, which was taped in October at Madison Square Garden and aired yesterday on HBO, Annie Lennox joined Aretha Franklinonstage while wearing a t-shirt reading “HIV Positive.” Lennox, who reportedly wore the shirt as a way to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, joined the Queen of Soul for a rendition of her 1967 hit ‘Chain of Fools.’

Lennox, who has never claimed to be HIV positive herself, says she was inspired to become an HIV/AIDS advocate after visiting South Africa in 2004 and hearing Nelson Mandela speak. She started the charity and website SING in 2004 and won the 2009 Woman of Peace Award for her work highlighting the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children.”