Buffalo, NY (WIVB) – The 30th World AIDS Day was recognized on Saturday, December 1.
In West New York, there is a healthcare resource that led the pandemic of the 80’s and 90’s and continues to work with HIV and AIDS patients.
Evergreen Health was founded in 1
983, when it was called AIDS Community Services.
At that time, President and CEO Ray Ganoe said that they essentially helped people die because there was no effective treatment at that time.
In 1996, HIV and AIDS became more treatable.
Ganoe said he is happy to help patients live with the disease while at risk risking 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 around the disease. It’s amazing to me that I’ve entered the field in 1992 that there are still a lot of people like is very ignorant of the disease, says Ganoe.
Evergreen Health, located on South Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, currently serves approximately 1,500 HIV positive or AID patients in West New York’s eight counties.
You can find more information about their services here.