SUMMARY OF THE SHOW

OFF AIR May 23rd, 2018
On today's show, Bev talks with Donna Drakes, the Executive Director of H.E.R.O. for Children, a nonprofit in Georgia focused on the quality of life for children with HIV/AIDS.  Later in the show, Bruce Gale brings us an interview with Sam Davidson, a 10th grader in Los Angeles, who is on a mission to raise awareness and money for the Ambassadors of Hope Project and the "Be the Match" program to wipe out cancer.

It can be easy to confuse HIV and AIDS. They are different diagnoses, but they do go hand-in-hand: HIV is a virus that can lead to a condition called AIDS, also known as stage 3 HIV.

At one time, a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS was considered a death sentence. Thanks to research and the development of new treatments, people with HIV at any stage today are living long, productive lives. An HIV-positive person who adheres to regular antiretroviral treatment can expect to live a near-normal life span.

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