Nashville man honored for helping HIV victims

Published: November 21, 2014

The Tennessean
Jen Todd
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Nashville native Darion Banister’s work with the local HIV community reaches beyond city limits.

The 24-year-old HIV prevention specialist made the POZ 100 list for his work with Nashville CARES, a non-profit raising awareness and fighting the disease. The list, created by the HIV/AIDS-targeting POZ magazine, consists of under-30 individuals working with victims and aiming to end the virus.

While he is not a victim of the virus, Banister uses social media and personal outreach to recruit MSM (men who have sex with men) to the cause of volunteering, urging others to get tested and helping peers with substance abuse and mental health, housing and employment issues.

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