These Men Are Taking Nude Shower Selfies for a Very Good Cause

Ever thought you could help change a stereotype with a selfie? Now you can.

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"I was inspired by the use of the word 'clean,' especially common in gay culture, to describe oneself as STI/STD free. Indirectly this implies that HIV-positive people are somehow 'dirty,'" Mackenroth told the Huffington Post. "I thought a PG or PG-13 shower selfie or Vine video would be a fun way that everyone could easily show their support for finding a cure." The campaign benefits Housing Works, a New York City-based nonprofit working to end AIDS and homelessness.

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According to AIDS.gov, 1 in 6 individuals with HIV are completely unaware of their infection. Close to 50,000 new infections of HIV occur every year, and 1 in 4 of them affects young adults between the ages of 13 to 24. Nearly ten years after Broadway hit "Rent" was made into a Hollywood blockbuster, the lights clearly haven't gone down on a worldwide epidemic.  Social media campaigns like #weareALLclean are designed to destigmatize the disease.

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