23 Sep SFGN: Cruising For Clinics: Coalition Unites For Ryan White Program
Social workers, clinicians and health care advocates took a cruise of the Intracoastal Waterway last Friday night to bring attention to a federal program considered vital for HIV/AIDS care.
“I’m an example of how you can live,” said Irma Williams, a social worker from New York who has been HIV positive since 1989. “For me it’s a chronic illness like diabetes. I take one pill every day and I’m healthier than I’ve ever been.”
Williams was in South Florida last week to attend the United States Conference on AIDS. The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood hosted the 20th annual conference which included panel discussions, presentations, movie screenings and various other activities and educational forums related to HIV/AIDS.