Inspirational quotes about HIV and AIDS. Reuters

Friday marks National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day. The day is geared toward educating millennials about the virus, fighting stigma and encouraging HIV testing. It's inspired by the fact that they are the first generation to grow up in a world that’s always been aware of HIV and AIDS, Advocates For Youth wrote.

To help bring awareness, some quotes about HIV and AIDS are shared below, courtesy of HealthLine and BrainyQuote:

1. “AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don't give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself.” --Ryan White

2. “I enjoy being the messenger for God in terms of letting people know about HIV and AIDS.” --Magic Johnson

3. “It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance." --Elizabeth Taylor

4. “HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and given them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.” --Princess Diana

5. “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” --Abraham Lincoln

6. “We live in a completely interdependent world, which simply means we cannot escape each other. How we respond to AIDS depends, in part, on whether we understand this interdependence. It is not someone else's problem. This is everybody's problem.” --Bill Clinton

7. “I'm a real person, and I'm angry. I'm trying to use this celebrity thing to get people some help. AIDS, poverty, racism -- I want to be one of the hands that helps stop all that. I'll put it on my shoulders. I'll charge it to my account.” --Jamie Foxx

8. “I lost relatives to AIDS, a couple of my closest cousins. I lost friends to AIDS, high-school friends who never even made it to their 21st birthdays in the '80s. When it's that close to you, you can't really deny it, and you can't run from it.” --Queen Latifa

9. “Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.” --Nelson Mandela

10. “Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.” --Ryan White

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