New York: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the newly appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, says she does not want to be just a "poster girl" for the organisation but will help break social barriers and stigmas that are attached with the disease.
In her new role, Aishwarya will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe announced Aishwarya's appointment as the Goodwill Ambassador at a press conference in New York on Monday. Aishwarya said it is an "honour and privilege" to be working with the UN and focusing on the work that needs to be done in the area of AIDS/HIV.
"I will initially be like a student, holding the hand of the organisation which will lead me to the real picture on the ground," Aishwarya, wearing a chic black dress said at the press conference....more
09:07 AM, Sep 25, 2012