As a nurturing mother of two beautiful children, Masonia passionately dedicates herself as a Global Activist for HIV/AIDS through her nonprofit organization Lady BurgAndy. She was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1987 and moved to Atlanta in 1991 where she was raised in Decatur, Georgia (Glenwood Rd.).
During a routine medical visit in late 2010, she was told by her provider that she “was not at risk” for HIV. At the tender age of 23, she was diagnosed as HIV positive and 2 weeks later found out that she was pregnant, which changed her life.
Ms. Traylor is a Pharmacy Technician (10 yrs) and a distinguished alumni of the Andrew Young School of Public Policy Studies at Georgia State University where her concentration was Public Policy and Nonprofit Leadership. In addition, she has served as a youth representative for numerous AIDS Servicing Organizations and groups such as the Georgia Community HIV Prevention Planning Group, The Red Pump Project, Absolute Care, The Atlanta Area Outreach Initiative, Ryan White Planning Council, Empowerment Resource Center, Center for Black Women's Wellness, Georgia Equality’s Youth HIV Policy Advisors, Sister Love Inc., Black Women’s Health Imperative, AID Atlanta, The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists- FIMR/HIV, Georgia Department of Public Health, Fulton/Dekalb County Health Departments, Centers for Disease Control and more. She takes pride in currently serving as an Ambassador for Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Greater Than AIDS- Empowerment & We Are Family” and CDC’s Act Against AIDS “Stop HIV Together” campaigns. She has also made recent appearances on Kiss 104.1FM, Jazz 91.9FM, Majic 107.5FM, Praise 102.5 FM, Hot 107.9FM, BET, UPN, and Fox 5 Channel.
She has reached over 60,000 young people empowering and educating them on HIV/AIDS and aspires to reach another 60,000 during the 2016-2017 school year.
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