For the past week, British YouTubers have been supporting and creating videos to raise awareness for HIV testing.
National HIV Testing Week started on 21 November and people across the country are playing their part by getting tested. Along with YouTuber support from the likes of Gary C, Jazza John and Calum McSwiggan, this year’s celebrity ambassador is TV’s Dr. Christian Jessen.
All contributors to the campaign are using the hashtag #ImTesting to help get the word out that regular HIV testing is not only good for one’s own health, but also helps stop the spread of it within the community.
Along with YouTuber participation, Stephen Fry is also showing support for the cause.
Lewis Hancox and Dan James have also posted videos to raise awareness.
YouTubers also took to Twitter – using the hashtag – to show their support, with Hannah Witton and Chris Foxx showing off their #ImTesting t-shirts and directing their followers to get tested.
Proud to be supporting National HIV Testing Week! #ImTesting https://t.co/h3JdIjLh8R pic.twitter.com/mkQRgREGkj
— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) November 22, 2015
Anyone can be affected by HIV. That's why I'm testing. #HIVtestweek #ImTesting pic.twitter.com/AX8NHvwWpv
— Chris Foxx (@thisisFoxx) November 24, 2015
Interested in getting a free HIV testing kit? You can do so by visiting the test.hiv website.
Various YouTubers recently participated in #Laugh4Lungs, to help raise awareness for COPD. Alternatively, you could read about YouTube’s climate change campaign, #OursToLose.
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