Friday, 16 July 2010
LUPITA AND LEO IN AUSTRIA FOR AIDS CONFERENCE
Two Kenyan actors from the hit series Shuga have traveled to Vienna, Austria for the International AIDS Conference.
Lupita Nyong'o who played the lead Ayira and co actor Nicholas Munene who played Leo took part in the Tuesday July 13, night viewing of the MTV series at the Steigenberger Herrenhof Hotel, Herrengasse in Vienna.
The conference also saw a report on the social exclusion of children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The report highlights underlying causes of the epidemic that are unique to the region, including the complex challenges that make youth vulnerable to HIV or early death due to drug use and other diseases.
Shuga is the brainchild of MTV Staying Alive, the global HIV and AIDS education and prevention campaign, PEPFAR's HIV-Free Generation's "GPANGE" campaign and UNICEF as part of the broader MTV Staying Alive Ignite campaign.