As President/CEO of BASIC of Northwest Florida Valerie Mincey says doing the work she does is her mission in life.
BASIC is leading the fight against the H-I-V virus and AIDS. In addition to prevention efforts the agency provides care and treatment for H-I-V AIDS positive and high risk negative individuals.
Mincey feels her efforts and the organization as a whole are paying off but there is more that be done. Valerie says the key is awareness by learning more as well as dealing with the subject with prevention.
Among her goals are no new infections. She says she wants people learning their status and protecting themselves. Mincey has been associated with BASIC for 17 years now and can be reached at the main office at 850-785-1088.