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AIDS activist to speak Friday

Pittsford, N.Y. -- AIDS activist Jeanne White-Ginder will visit the Rochester area Friday.

Her son, Ryan White, became an early symbol of the AIDS debate in American in the mid-1980s. White, who contracted HIV via blood contamination, was not allowed to attend his Indiana school after being diagnosed in December 1984 at age 13.

The ensuing legal battle lasted more than two years and ended with the family moving to another town. White remained an AIDS activist until his death in 1990.

White-Ginder is scheduled to speak at the Catholic Charities Community Services third annual Breakfast with Friends Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Irondequoit Country Club in Pittsford.

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Washington Times