Global HIV/AIDS Activist to Speak at Paine College

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/23/2017 07:23 AM

Paine College in conjunction with the New Bethlehem Community Center, Inc. (NBCC) announced Global Activist for HIV/AIDS, Masonia Traylor, as the guest speaker for PC-IDEAL Wednesday Chapel Program on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

Masonia, at the tender age of 23, was diagnosed HIV positive and two weeks later found out that she was pregnant. Since her diagnosis, she has passionately dedicated herself as a Global Activist for HIV/AIDS through her nonprofit organization Lady BurgAndy.  She has reached over 60,000 young people empowering and educating them on HIV/AIDS and aspires to reach another 60,000 during the 2016-2017 school year. 

Traylor has served as a youth representative for numerous AIDS Servicing Organizations and groups including the Georgia Community HIV Prevention Planning Group, The Red Pump Project, Absolute Care, The Atlanta Area Outreach Initiative, Ryan White Planning Council, Empowerment Resource Center, Center for Black Women's Wellness, Georgia Equality’s Youth HIV Policy Advisors, Sister Love Inc., Black Women’s Health Imperative, AID Atlanta, The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists - FIMR/HIV, Georgia Department of Public Health, Fulton/Dekalb County Health Departments, Centers for Disease Control. Traylor takes pride in currently serving as an Ambassador for Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Greater Than AIDS - Empowerment & We Are Family” and CDC’s Act Against AIDS “Stop HIV Together” campaigns. She has also made recent appearances on Kiss 104.1FM, Jazz 91.9FM, Majic 107.5FM, Praise 102.5 FM, Hot 107.9FM, BET, UPN, and Fox 5 Channel. 

Ms. Traylor has worked as a Pharmacy Technician for more than ten years and is a distinguished alumnus of the Andrew Young School of Public Policy Studies at Georgia State University where her concentration was Public Policy and Nonprofit Leadership. 

About PC-IDEAL

PC-IDEAL provides education and services designed to reduce the incidences of drug addiction, HIV and HCV infections among 18-24-year-olds on campus and the surrounding community through a  3-year grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For more information about PC-IDEAL, please contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at 706.396.7591 or via email: hcarter@paine.edu.