HIV/AIDS Community Mourns Passing of Beth Wehrman

November 5, 2008

beth 1This week the HIV/AIDS community lost one of its longtime heroines, Beth Wehrman. Beth was an avid advocate for and provider of lifesaving harm reduction services for some of the most vulnerable in numerous communities in Illinois. Through her agency LifeGuard, Beth ensured that people who injected drugs in the Quad Cities and all the way down to Peoria, had the information and tools necessary to keep them safe and healthy. With unwavering passion and commitment, she fought numerous battles to ensure that individuals at high risk of HIV and Hepatitis C infection received the services, care, and respect they deserved. She served as mentor and friend to many harm reduction service providers who followed her. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago extends its deepest condolences to Beth’s family and shares in the sadness of losing a friend, partner, and fellow fighter in the movement to end AIDS.

Read the QC Times Obituary here

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