Teese wants people to be aware of HIV

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Model-designer Dita Von Teese wants people to be aware of the staggering statistics of people suffering with HIV and AIDS.

The 44-year-old has been working closely with amfAR — the Foundation for AIDS Research — for their “The Time Is Now” project, in which she lent her voice to the Boy George’s song “Do you really want to hurt me?” alongside singer Sebastian Tellier,” reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Talking about her work with amfAR, Teese said: “During my two years of service with (amfAR), I learned a lot about the staggering statistics of young people becoming infected with HIV.

“It’s an important cause to me because I think that there are more and more young people that aren’t concerned about this disease, while the facts show that we should be”.

The project is a compilation album of 1980s hits, which was created to benefit the foundation and its research. The 14 track album includes performances from artists such as DNCE, Phantogram, and even actress Scarlett Johansson under her band Sugar for Sugar.

amfAR’s album “The Time Is Now” is available now.