Miss America 2010 supports HIV/AIDS awareness


The newly crowned Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron of Fredericksburg, Virginia, promises to promote HIV awareness and education during her one-year reign, The Free Lance-Star reports. The platform is a personal one for Cameron, whose uncle died of AIDS-related illnesses when she was 8 years old.

“We need to let people know this is a disease affecting people right here, right now,” said Cameron, a 22-year-old African American. “We need to make sure we’re having those uncomfortable conversations that are lifesaving conversations.”

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