David and Victoria Beckham Celebrate World AIDS Day With Inspiring Messages

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David and Victoria Beckham are giving back on World AIDS Day.

Dec. 1 is dedicated to raising awareness for the AIDS pandemic and those who have lost their lives from the spread of the HIV infection. Victoria, as a UNAIDS Global Ambassador, took to Instagram to share some inspiring words on Friday.

"It's been 3 years since I became a UNAIDS global goodwill ambassador. I’ve undertaken field trips to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Ethiopia and Kenya and worked with some amazing NGO's like @ejaf , @Mothers2mothers & @BornFreeAfrica. I've visited orphanages, refuges, hospitals and schools and been overwhelmed by the incredible strength, courage, determination and hope, of the amazing men, women and children I've met," the fashion designer wrote alongside a slideshow of images from her trips. "The ongoing battle to eradicate HIV & AIDS continues, we must join together and fight for an AIDS free future. #WorldAIDSDay."

She also explained how her son, Brooklyn, joined her on her latest trip.

"Today is #WorldAIDSDay. I am so proud to be able to share these experiences with my son @brooklynbeckham and have him join me in supporting @newlifehomeke on my field trip," the former Spice Girl shared. "We’ve come a long way on the journeys towards a world free of HIV and AIDS, but there is still a huge amount of hard work needed to to hit the #2020goals #909090 #fasttrack #zerodiscrimination #breaktheepidemic https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/29159/new-life-home-trust/."

David also posted a message about the great work that UNICEF has done to help those affected by HIV.

"Amazing to see the impact the 7 Fund for @UNICEF is having supporting children living with HIV," the former soccer player expressed. "Last year, I travelled to Swaziland and met Sebenele, an incredible young man who found out he was HIV positive when he was six years old. When I met him he was malnourished and struggling to stay healthy. Now, after receiving the care and treatment he needed, Sebenele is attending school and playing football with his friends."

"A shocking 18 children are infected with HIV every hour, yet HIV is a disease we know how to prevent. To save the lives of children like Sebenele, we need to act NOW. #WorldAIDSDay," he added.

ET caught up with Victoria earlier this year at New York Fashion Week, where she expressed how thankful she was for David and her family's support. 

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