|Lame Charmaine Olebile, Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications|
In a bold move, UNAIDS has gone ahead with a long-mooted plan to make Angola’s transsexual Kuduro star Titica one of its goodwill ambassadors. UNAIDS is no stranger to recruiting popular Angolan figures to help with its in-country awareness campaigns. Angola’s Miss Universe, Leila Lopes, was until recently the face (and body) of a poster campaign, encouraging people to get tested and use condoms. And last year, Nacissela Maurício from the Angolan women’s basketball team, was made the first formal UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for the country.