For this edition of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) series on HIV awareness, prevention and treatment, Communications intern, Alvine Kapitako and, co-host Leslie Wolcott, the Communications and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator talk to Scott Parker, the Director of Ryan White Services at Western North Carolina Community Health Services. In this wide-ranging interview, Parker tells us about the Ryan White program, HIV/AIDS stigma, and discrimination as well as serving underserved and marginalized communities affected by HIV/AIDS. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program provides medical care and support services for underserved and uninsured people living with HIV to improve the quality, availability, and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. The program was named after Ryan White (1971-1990), an American teenager who was diagnosed with HIV and battled stigma and discrimination. Listen to the full interview here.
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