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London, 29 November 2007 -- Lee Thomas (a.k.a. 4th Child) is releasing a World AIDS Day single with sales that will benefit awareness of HIV and AIDS in the UK. The single, Lovers & Best Friends, will be available for download only and was released on November 26th 2007. All profit from sales will be donated to the gay men’s health charity GMFA.

“The first time I recorded Lovers & Best Friends, in 1993, a close friend of mine was diagnosed HIV positive. He has since passed away and rather than let him or anyone else be remembered as just another statistic, I want this record to be for them,” said Lee Thomas. “I now feel strong enough to sing it again and wanted to release it in time for World Aids Day. Having all the proceeds going to GMFA seems the best and right thing to do with the song.”

Lee Thomas has worked with some of the music industry greats, including Sony and Culture Club’s Helen Terry. The single’s writers and producers have credits with David Gray, New Order, Will Young, the Spice Girls, Sophie Ellis Bextor and even Kylie!

A preview of Lovers & Best Friends is available on MySpace. Downloads are available now from: iTunes, Napster, MTV Digital Download Centre, MSN, Tunetribe, Oxfam eMusic, Tiscali Music Downloads and Y! Music Unlimited.

“Lee first offered us the song to go on GMFA’s MySpace profile. We were thrilled with it as it’s a beautiful piece of work, and I’m sure many of us can relate to it,” said Matthew Hodson, Head of Programmes for GMFA. “A lot of our work, such as our new information website for HIV positive gay men, receives no statutory funding and so we are hugely grateful for the support that we get from one of donations and from people like Lee. We really hope that everyone in the UK will listen to the track, download it, and help raise funds for our HIV prevention and information services.”

The tracks available for download are:
• Lovers & best friends - Radio Edit
• Lovers & best friends - Lex Da Funk Remix

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For more information or to arrange an interview with Lee Thomas (4th Child) contact:
Jay Evans, Shoot PR
Telephone: 020 7793 7297
Email: jay.evans@shootpr.co.uk

For more information about this or any other of GMFA’s campaigns and actions, contact:

Matthew Hodson
Day Phone Number: 020 7738 6872
Night Phone Number: 07792 412 834
Email: matthew.hodson@gmfa.org.uk

Notes to editor:

About GMFA:
GMFA was established in 1992 and is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to gay men’s health. GMFA’s mission is to improve gay men’s health by increasing the control they have over their own lives. We believe that the best health promotion for gay men comes from gay men themselves, and so we use the knowledge and ideas of our 170 volunteers (most of them gay men) to design and plan our thought provoking sexual health interventions. Yearly we deliver three new mass media campaigns in the gay press to disseminate up to date information regarding HIV and STIs to the gay male community. Independent surveys have concluded that our campaigns reach up to 60% of the London gay population and we are the most reliable agency at reaching gay men. In addition to this we distribute our own health magazine, FS, free to London’s gay bars and clubs to further educate gay men about relationships, their bodies, general health and STIs. Annually, we deliver 1000 hours of group work to educate gay men in safer sex, and over the last fourteen years have provided courses for over 10,000 gay men. We have received international acclaim for our Sex and Sexual Health website (www.gmfa.org.uk/sex). Our other websites include a detailed listing of sexual health services available for gay men in London (www.gmfa.org.uk/londonservices) and a guide to gay sports and social groups in London (www.gmfa.org.uk/theguide). We are continually developing new health websites and are just about to launch a website for HIV positive gay men. All of our sites can be accessed at [www.gmfa.org.uk[http://www.gmfa.org.uk]

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