Posted By Fgrant
On April 25, 2011, Rotarian Tammy Mulvey welcomed guest speaker, Margaret Casey, Medical Case Mgt. Services for HIV and Aids in Aroostook County. Margaret has been employed for 10 years with Community Health and Counseling in Houlton. Margaret spoke about people with HIV and Aids being able to live longer because of medication that is now available. People can live with the virus for 10-12 years and not know it. Margaret explained how it can be difficult for some people to get the medication as it is so expensive. There is a fundraiser that is being held on May 21st at the Northeastland Hotel in Presque Isle, Maine. It is called the Red Ribbon Gala. This fundraiser is to help fill in the pockets of the budgets that have been cut to help assist with AIDS and HIV. It is also to be able to help raise awareness. There will be a dinner and a dance and tickets are available by calling Community Health and Counseling in Houlton. They are also taking sponsorships.