I’m all about safety in raving and in life. I wasn’t a sheltered child by any means, but my house was always stocked with the necessary medical supplies like antiseptics and bandages.
Now that I’m older, I have to worry about a different kind of safety.
According to AIDS.gov, “CDC estimates that 1,201,100 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 168,300 (14%) who are unaware of their infection. Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level— particularly among certain groups.”
It’s a growing issue that has flown relatively under the raider since the AIDS scares of the late-90s, but it’s still well above manageable levels. With a little support, the millennial generation could be the one to break the cycle, and DJs want to help.
Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, A-Trak, Fedde Le Grand, 3LAU and Dirty South have all teamed up with LifeBeat.org to raise awareness about HIV and help prevent the spread. It’s as simple as practicing safe sex with a condom.