This week’s Hometown Hero is Lee Storrow, the executive director of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network.

Per their official website, the NC AIDS Action Network “improves the lives of people living with HIV & AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV & AIDS throughout our state.”

“We’ve talked a lot about having the tools to end the epidemic and we’ve made major investments and we’ve seen this steady decline of HIV-transmissions. So there’s this really alarming report that was put out that showed that we are actually changing that trajectory, sort of actively as we speak.”