Today is World AIDS Day, and the legendary Elton John says the goal of his AIDS Foundation is to "end new cases of HIV by 2030."
Elton posted the following message on social media:
Today is #WorldAIDSDay and is a time for us to commemorate those who lost their lives too soon to an epidemic that has spanned over 40 years. An epidemic that has taken away too many of our loved ones. It is a crucial moment for us to reignite momentum in our fight for the 38 million people who are currently living with HIV.
For 28 years, my Foundation, @ejaf, has done everything it can to challenge stigma and discrimination, prevent infections and provide care with love and compassion. However, these challenges remain a significant barrier to us reaching a world free from AIDS. We will not give up. We will continue to advocate for a world that is accepting and kind, where everyone has the opportunity to live the life they deserve.
Tonight (Tuesday) at 11pm (Central), Elton will host a live special on his TikTok channel. The special will be hosted by British actor Reggie Yates and feature Elton's husband, David Furnish, along with TikTok stars and celebrity guests, including singer Sam Smith.
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