2013-10-29 12:26:05 - Join us in the fight to end AIDS by sharing #hamptonsfighthiv on twitter - Victor Mooney.
HAMPTON BAYS, New York - Victor Mooney of Queens begins his final training row from the Hamptons to Brooklyn today. After this row, Mr. Mooney ships the Spirit of Malabo to the Canary Islands where he’ll embark on his fourth bid to row across the Atlantic Ocean to encourage voluntary HIV testing.
Mr. Mooney will make stops in Bay Shore, Fire Island, East Rockaway and end at the Gateway Marina in Brooklyn later this week. The rower began his on water training in August from SUNY Maritime College, which is located in the Bronx. “The Spirit of Malabo was built in Brazil, but she was baptized in the Long Island waters”, Mooney said. The Spirit of Malabo was designed by Roberto
Barros and built by Flab - Construção Artesanal de Embarcações.
“Join us in the fight to end AIDS by sharing #hamptonsfighthiv on twitter”, Mooney added.
Of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S., an estimated one in five, or nearly 250,000 people, is unaware of their condition. One-third of those who are positive are diagnosed so late in the course of their infection they develop AIDS within one year. Early diagnosis and treatment saves lives and is known to reduce the spread of HIV. The CDC encourages everyone to know their status. Mr. Mooney has lost one brother to AIDS and has another battling the disease.
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