Aimed to educate and empower attendees in an effort to fight stigma often surrounding people affected by HIV/AIDS, this event will feature keynote speaker Jeanne White-Ginder, one of the most prominent HIV/AIDS activists today.
White-Ginder’s story began at the height of the AIDS epidemic after her son, Ryan White, died of AIDS following a blood transfusion to treat his hemophilia. In 1990, White-Ginder lobbied Congress for the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource ACT (CARE Act) which created the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, now providing support to 52 percent of Americans living with HIV/AIDS, providing medical care and services to those who are uninsured or underinsured.
Currently, White-Ginder speaks regularly to audiences nationwide about her experiences on the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic in its early years, and the role HIV/AIDS stigma plays in fueling the epidemic today.
Questions? Contact: Russell Shelton, 405-348-6600, or visit http://positiveheroesok.com.