Heroes & Pioneers: Pernessa Seele

Gorman, Christine
May 2006
Time International (South Pacific Edition);5/8/2006, Issue 18, p86
The article focuses on the work done by AIDS activist Pernessa Seele for the African American community fighting with the deadly disease. Her efforts have led to a national movement to address public-health issues through communities of faith, an approach that is garnering Seele high-level notice. African American people account for 51% of new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. and Seele is leading the fight to get those numbers down.


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