by Melanie Eversley
Ray Lowe has the kind of HIV success story that the health community likes to hear. As one of the 471,500 African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS, Lowe's healthy and well-managed lifestyle is the kind pushed by organizers of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observed on Feb. 7.
The gay African-American man came to New York from Atlanta in 2014, destitute, depressed and broken down by HIV, but drawn by the city’s reputation for comprehensive HIV/AIDS services. He was so sick when he arrived that he was admitted to a hospital to treat a dangerously low T-cell count by inadequate medical care in Georgia. Soon after, Lowe made his way to Harlem United, a community health center that provides a 360-degree circle of services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
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Source: NBC News