Singer Paula Abdul calls on young
HIV/AIDS activists to keep raising awareness.
Abdul, who is best known for her eight
seasons judging American Idol, spoke to HIV
Plus on the red carpet launch of the first national tour for
the dance extravaganza Shaping Sound.
“It's gotten a lot better,” Abdul
said of HIV awareness, “but it's never to the point where you can't
stop raising awareness and keeping people well-educated, supportive,
and philanthropic in a sense of giving back and aligning yourself
with AIDS Project LA and all of the organizations. It's definitely
getting better, but we're still not there yet. We're still not there
Abdul added that openly gay celebrities
help the cause – “That's when you're able to really be at peace
with yourself,” she said – before giving the writer a hug.
“I feel the love,” she said.