Joe Clair, entertainer and health advocate, visited Syracuse with the Rap It Up Campaign.
Comedian, actor and former VJ Joe Clair (aka Cleezy) brought humor and but also a generous dose of reality to the Southwest Community Center in Syracuse yesterday during the Rap It Up event. He talked about a family member being HIV positive and having to take 30 pills a day for the past 20 years to maintain. At the same time he said, those same medicines can do damage to the body.
Rap It Up Event Panel
As a moderator a panel that included Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow, adolescent helath specialist Dr. Jeri Dyson and singer Sammie, Clair kept it real by enlightening and entertaining the crowd, young and old, with sobering statistics and the need for prevention of sexually-trasmitted diseases.
“Some of these disease do not have symptoms,” Clair said. “That’s why you need to get tested.”
Below hear Dr. Dyson talk about diseases that do not go away.
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