Alicia Keys is hosting “We Are Empowered,” an earnest conversation about HIV and AIDS, streaming on VH1.com at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The singer believes that many communities in the U.S. don’t know enough about the disease and are more likely to believe the myths rather than the facts. Keys is stepping up to set the record straight, and who better to help her than five strong women who have faced the disease head on?
This coming Sunday, January 19 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m.), Alicia Keys will present on VH1.com her new special, “We Are Empowered,” an intimate and inspiring conversation with five women living with HIV and AIDS in the United States. Keys aims to show how love, support, and knowledge have not only helped the women in her special, but how those traits can transform the world as we move toward a society without AIDS.
Ahead of the special, Keys talked to us about why she feels communities don’t understand enough about the disease.
An increasing number of new HIV cases come from women, presenting a rising crisis in communities across the country. Grammy-winner Alicia Keys is tackling the problem through the EMPOWERED campaign, which spreads awareness among women about HIV and AIDS.