A Super Cool Dance Group Shaking it for HIV [VIDEO]

Addis Beza melds purpose with grace

Jan 10, 2014

Dawit, Mathias, Biruk and Mulualem are just some of the young men who make up the HIV awareness dance troupe Addis Beza. The group is an initiative of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance's Link Up - a five country project that aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people living with and affected by HIV.
Addis Beza means to live for others in Amharic, and the dancers use their incredible moves to open the discussion of safe sex in a country where the topic is normally taboo. The group regularly performs in front of mobile HIV testing vans, encouraging onlookers to get tested free of charge on the spot. While being a source of information and awareness, Addis Beza also serves as an outlet for self- expression, melding a sense of purpose with grace and finesse.  

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