February 25, 2004
Williams now heads a group called Williams and Associates, which aims to "serve as a catalyst in the fight against HIV/AIDS ... while providing life-enhancing education, disease prevention, health promotion and care services that address the health disparities of minorities in the St. Louis region with particular regard to African Americans," according to its mission statement. Williams said that while working to fight HIV/AIDS, he has become "concerned" about other health issues facing minority groups, including diabetes, high blood pressure, mental illness and substance abuse, according to the Post-Dispatch. He said, "I feel an obligation to the people who have gone from this devastating disease, and I also have an obligation to protect and do what I can to assure the future generation that this isn't something that they have to live with." The organization currently is funded by several small grants; Williams and five other volunteers, including Green, are not paid. Williams is currently working as a teacher's assistant, according to the Post-Dispatch (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/23).
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