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Men Are Taking Photos Of Themselves Showering To Fight HIV Stigma

#weareALLclean

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Asking sexual partners "Are you clean?" when referring to HIV status, implies that gay men who are HIV positive are somehow "dirty."

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With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) just around the corner, HIV and AIDS spokesperson Jack Mackenroth wants to fight this stigma, change the way we speak about HIV/AIDS, and raise money for Housing Works, a New York nonprofit working to end AIDS homelessness.

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To do this, Mackenroth is asking men to strip down and lather up for the world's latest (and possibly sexiest) selfie challenge: #WeAreAllClean.

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And the idea is simple.

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Step 1: Take a selfie or Vine in the shower.

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Step 2: Post your photo to social media with the caption, "Take the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge to raise money for AIDS cure bit.ly/CUREAIDS #WeAreAllClean."

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Step 3: Challenge three or more other people to participate.

RT! 1st man CURED of AIDS @TimothyRayBrown Shower Selfie Challenge #weareALLclean http://t.co/L8krBd1v5H

Jack Mackenroth@jackmackenrothFollow

RT! 1st man CURED of AIDS @TimothyRayBrown Shower Selfie Challenge #weareALLclean http://t.co/L8krBd1v5H

4:38 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Step 4: Donate.

.@jackmackenroth's campaign #HIVShowerSelfieChallenge http://t.co/L9eWahW7q8 raise $/awareness #weareALLclean plz RT

Mr Friendly@MisterFriendlyFollow

.@jackmackenroth's campaign #HIVShowerSelfieChallenge http://t.co/L9eWahW7q8 raise $/awareness #weareALLclean plz RT

1:53 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Step 5: On World AIDS Day, change your social media profile pictures to your shower selfie photo and spread the word.

Take the HIV ShowerSelfieChallenge To Raise Money For AIDS Cure - http://t.co/DR9xeVMx61 #weareALLclean

KWAGREEN@kwagreenFollow

Take the HIV ShowerSelfieChallenge To Raise Money For AIDS Cure - http://t.co/DR9xeVMx61 #weareALLclean

10:07 AM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So what are you waiting for? Get snapping.

@jackmackenroth #WEareALLclean http://t.co/DmwW0fmXtf I should nominate @themisscocoperu for the #showerselfie

giacomino@GiacDCFollow

@jackmackenroth #WEareALLclean http://t.co/DmwW0fmXtf I should nominate @themisscocoperu for the #showerselfie

9:38 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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