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"Make A Difference": ARCW | Maurice, Client & Volunteer

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Listen: An exact description of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is difficult to give. The services they provide to over 3000 residents of Wisconsin living with the HIV disease are remarkably accessible, high quality, and as close to comprehensive as you can get. In addition to the services they provide their clients, they also have an aggressive and far-reaching prevention program that reaches 150,000 people who are at risk for contracting HIV annually. However, their story cannot be fully appreciated on the strength of numbers or statistics -- the voices and accounts of the ARCW's clients are essential to their story.

Maurice Jenkins was diagnosed with HIV twenty years ago and became involved with the Milwaukee AIDS Project (an incarnation of the ARCW) as he began dealing with the news. Currently, he is active, happy, and healthy, but his path to where he is today was not without its trials, tribulations, and support. This is Maurice's story with the ARCW:


Get involved this week by participating in the 20th Annual Aids Walk Wisconsin by following this link. And for more information on the ARCW, visit their website. Also, if you're interested in getting involved with the ARCW, contact them for more information on volunteering.

Produced by: Adam Carr

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