BARTOW – While fight against AIDS, both with the disease itself and the perception, has come a long way in the 29 years since the first World AIDS Day, there is a still a way to go, said Dr. Daniella Chiriboga of the Department of Health in Polk County.
At Saturday’s event at the health department in Bartow, she told the people, “When I was with patients in the 1980s (who had AIDS) I told them they had three months to live. Now people’s life expectancy is 70 years,” she said.
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