To encourage fans to look after their own sexual health, pop sensation Lady Gaga had an HIV test during a break in her current Monster Ball Tour. Gaga told marieclaire.com that people need to take more responsibility.
“You put that condom in your purse and save your own fucking life. And don’t call me in a week and cry. Because you know that infamous call from your girlfriend – ‘Oh, my God, I got caught up, and I was afraid he wouldn’t like me.’ I mean what year is it? It’s scary, but I want it to be fashionable to be smart.”
Gaga has been urging fans to get serious about practising safe sex. She insists HIV is too dangerous to be taken lightly. The 23 year old singer has teamed up with 80’s pop icon Cyndi Lauper and MAC cosmetics to raise awareness about AIDS.
“Considering how rooted I am in the gay community and the deep respect I have for them, work for this cause is very important to me,” says Gaga. “By being as outspoken as possible on this subject we can raise awareness and protect the health of those we love. But it isn’t just the gay community. It’s all communities, and this is an important message to relay to the younger generation.”
Lady Gaga made her way in the music industry by paying her dues with club gigs and self promotion. “I did this the way you are supposed to. I played every club in New York City and found myself as an artist. I worked hard. And now, I’m trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”