A Tribute to Debbie Reynolds

remembering Debbie

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Debbie Reynolds. Debbie was a true advocate for individuals living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. After her brother tested positive for HIV early on in the epidemic Debbie got involved and became a founding member of the NH HIV Prevention Planning Group and then through her work at Creative Classrooms went on to become the logistics provider for the group. Through her work in HIV/AIDS advocacy and at Creative Classrooms Debbie oversaw the merger of the HIV Prevention and HIV CARE Services Committees in NH to become one of the first integrated HIV prevention and care groups in the country and ultimately helped shape the structure of the HIV Planning Group (HPG) that is in place today. Debbie’s work in our state has helped improve the quality of life for many individuals in our communities and her friendly smile and can do attitude will be sorely missed.

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