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Doctor Discusses Advances In HIV/AIDS Awareness, Treatments

On WABE's "Morning Edition," Dr. Laura Cheever of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program discussed the progress being made in the U.S. and in Georgia.
On WABE's "Morning Edition," Dr. Laura Cheever of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program discussed the progress being made in the U.S. and in Georgia.
Credit courtesy of Dr. Laura Cheever

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was observed last weekend in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Still, those who have fought the good fight against the disease for many years say they’re more hopeful than ever.

Especially here in Georgia, where statistics show advanced treatment and awareness are helping to prolong the lives of those with HIV.

On WABE’s “Morning Edition,” Dr. Laura Cheever of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program spoke with host Lisa Rayam and acknowledged the pandemic is taking center stage right now. However, she said, Georgia is making notable progress despite the ongoing stigma and HIV-related health disparities.

WABE’s Maria White Tillman contributed to this report.

 

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