Laverne Cox laments the 'insane' amount of people that have been lost to AIDS

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Laverne Cox laments the 'insane' amount of people that have been lost to HIV/AIDS as she honors loved ones on World AIDS Day

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Published: 00:18 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 00:18 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Laverne Cox thinks the number of people fighting AIDS-related illnesses is 'insane'.

The 47-year-old transgender actress finds the situation heartbreaking - especially as many of the cases are potentially easy to prevent.

Laverne - who has teamed up with Band-Aid and RED to fight the problem - told People: 'It's intense that in 2019, AIDS is still an issue in a lot of parts of the world, that we have new transmissions every year.'

Great loss: Laverne Cox talked about the human cost of HIV/AIDS with People in honor of World AIDS Day on Sunday. The star is seen in September above

Great loss: Laverne Cox talked about the human cost of HIV/AIDS with People in honor of World AIDS Day on Sunday. The star is seen in September above

'It's insane to me when we can prevent it.'

In her own life, Laverne has seen two of her mother's gay friends become HIV-positive and die.

The Orange Is the New Black star also bemoaned the 'crazy stigma around HIV/AIDS'.

She said: 'I know so many people who are living with HIV/AIDS and unfortunately far too many people who we've lost to the disease.

Stand up! Talking about her collaboration with RED on Instagram, Laverne wrote: 'There are 38 million people worldwide living with HIV. AIDS is still a crisis, but it doesn’t have to be

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