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Our message of prevention and treatment is important. Oklahoma is one of 10 souther states facing an AIDS epidemic. Fear and anxiety are the largest obstacles for HIV treatment and the main reason patients avoid being tested. Until we can start a widespread conversations about HIV education and prevention and quiet the stigma surrounding a positive diagnosis, there will continue to be an epidemic in Oklahoma.
Because the stigma of HIV can be cruel, the Positive Heroes Series features stories of hope and strength from those affected by the disease. Our featured heroes share their experiences to promote positive change and impact our education and prevention efforts. Our inaugural speaker was Jeanne White-Ginder. Mrs. White-Ginder is the mother of the late Ryan White, a young man who was diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion in December 1984. Her powerful message was one of better understanding, acceptance and love for people with HIV/AIDS.
Check back to learn about our next Positive Hero and how you can join this fight to become a positive hero in the community.
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