Buffalo, NY (WIVB) – The 30th World AIDS Day was recognized on Saturday, December 1st.
There is a health resource in West New York that spearheaded the pandemic of the 1980s and 1990s and continues to work with HIV and AIDS patients.
Evergreen Health was founded in 1
At that time, President and CEO Ray Ganoe said that they essentially helped people to die because there was no effective treatment at that time.
In 1996, HIV and AIDS became more treatable.
Ganoe said he was happy to help patients live with the disease and help vulnerable people with HIV prevention.
"It's a much more treatable disease, especially if you live in the United States, but there's still a lot of stigma surrounding the disease, and it's been amazing since I entered the field in 1992 that it still is There are a lot of people who are very ignorant of the disease, "Ganoe said.
Evergreen Health, located on South Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, currently services approximately 1,500 HIV-positive or AID patients in the eight counties of Western New York.
More information about their services can be found here.