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Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy is currently traveling the world meeting young people affected by AIDS to raise awareness of the disease.

The singer plans to release a single about his experiences on World AIDS Day, December 1, and is asking fans via Twitter to submit possible lyrics and CD cover design ideas.

“[It’s] a cause that is very close to me,” he said. "Having lost loved ones and seeing the toll it takes on people affected, including the people that love and care for them, it’s important we do whatever we can within our power to fight this deadly and rapidly spreading epidemic.

“I strongly feel the best cure we have at this point is increasing education and building awareness. It’s how we use this information in the choices we make that will determine whether or not our generation will help make a change or ultimately make things worse. I believe that each one should teach one, and if my influence on my peers and young ones that look up to me can help decide what music to listen to or what clothes to wear, I hope and pray it will help them to decide to be safe and take their life seriously.”

Travis will visit South Africa, the Philippines and India as part of his role as MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation Ambassador.

Find out more by visiting his Blog.

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