Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Activists Say Fight is Not Over

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 

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