Kelly Rowland to undergo HIV test for charity

June 22nd, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jun 22 (ANI): American R&B singer Kelly Rowland will be undergoing an HIV and Aids test in Africa, in order to raise awareness of the deadly diseases.

Rowland has chosen to go through with the test, in a bid to do away with the disgrace that surrounds the illness.

The 27-year-old former Destiny’s Child star had decided to visit Nairobi to encourage the country’s young people to get tested for the illness, which is rife in the Kenyan capital.

Rowland is in Tanzania and Kenya to promote MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, for which she is an ambassador. The charity aims at reducing the discrimination against HIV and Aids victims.

“Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to HIV infection, and it is important for everyone to know their HIV status, Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“The quicker you know your status, the sooner you can receive treatment if you’re HIV+, and reduce the risk of inadvertently infecting future partners,” she added. (ANI)

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