AID Atlanta’s Interim CEO Talks Merger, Finances

After being named the interim chief executive officer of AID Atlanta in February, James Hughey discovered that the financial and structural challenges facing the organization were severe.

“It was a much more difficult situation than we understood it to be,” Hughey said on “A Closer Look.”

In an interview with hosts Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer, Hughley talked about health care obstacles facing the Atlanta’s HIV-positive community, as well as the approach and goals of the organization to address those issues.

Hughey explained the organization’s decision last week to merge AID Atlanta, which has been providing health care services to patients positive with HIV and AIDS since 1982, with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

He also said changes will be made to how AID Atlanta conducts the Atlanta AIDS Walk and 5K Run – a fundraiser that will be marking its 25th anniversary in October.