Friday , July 30 2021

HIV Survivor: HIV / AIDS "is not a death sentence"

The community has come together to become aware of HIV / AIDS. (Photo: Monique Robinson / WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – December 1 marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS. It is the international day of AIDS consciousness and a day to remember those who have lost the disease.

Cape Fear's doctors, nurses, activists, community leaders and residents filled the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, dressed in red Saturday morning.

Seeds of Healing organized the inaugurated Red Ribbon Chryson to resurge the stigma in Wilmington.

"In North Carolina, where I have been living in the last five years, there is a little more HIV-related stigma. We need to work a bit harder to ensure that people understand HIV, it is not a deadly sentence," said Edward Adams, year HIV survivor.

"We want to make sure that the community knows that the epidemic of HIV is not happening, people are still at risk. We want people to know that there are resources that exist in our community, are people who are sorry for you to access to the medication, "said Leshonda Wallace, the Executive Director of Seed of Healing.

Over 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS. Seeds of Healing work to make the community more aware of these deadly diseases.

If you want to join the matter, March 23 is the HIV / AIDS march.

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