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Author Terry Angel Mason to speak on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

SAN DIEGO – Local HIV/AIDS advocate, civil rights activist, author and columnist Terry Angel Mason will be a guest speaker for the San Diego Neighborhood House Association’s event for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

Hosted in part by the San Diego Urban League, the event will take place at 1:30 pm Friday, May 18, at the NHA Social Services Center, 841 S. 41st St. in San Diego.

Mason will also sign his books afterward.

A graduate of The San Diego Urban League, Mason was declared the league's “National Success Story” for successfully completing the computer training program. Selected by Real Health Magazine as the advocate of the month and selected as the Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day national spokesperson for 2012, Mason is the author of “Love Won’t Let Me Be Silent.” His sophomore literary release, “They Say That I Am Broken,” is due to be published this year.

“They Say That I Am Broken” spreads the truth about the dangers and consequences of homophobia, hate and inequality. Mason's message and books have touched millions of lives. The book will be available for purchase at the event or can be pre-ordered by visiting HERE. Copies of “Love Won’t Let Me Be Silent” will also be available for purchase at the event.

Mason, who says he is a survivor of full-blown AIDS and cancer, is dedicated to saving lives around the world.

“HIV/AIDS is having a devastating impact in our society and millions of people are dying because of ignorance. My goal is to change that by educating people and helping them make empowering choices,” Mason said.

Mason has been featured in radio, print and television interviews including San Diego’s Fox Channel 5’s morning show. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and has received commendations from San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for his global endeavors to prevent HIV/AIDS.