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Ciara Raises Awareness of HIV/AIDS

February 9, 2011, 4:28 am GMT

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the singer sent message to her fans to get tested for the disease.

Ciara

R&B star Ciara is urging her fans to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS by regularly getting checked for the virus. Monday, February 7 marked America's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which was dedicated to instilling the importance of testing and treatment within African-American communities.

Ciara is backing the drive by the Lifebeat organization, and she's reached out to her fans to urge them to get tested for the disease.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Get educated, get tested and get involved!!"

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