Frank D. Dorsey II
Connie Roebuck is a long term AIDS survivor who has dedicated her life to advancing the cause of utilizing testing as a prevention method and as a part of her overall mix in linking individuals to care. Since her diagnosis, Roebuck has endured a series of health challenges including many medical side-effects. In addition to this Roebuck had to learn how to walk after after dealing with neuropathy.
Since that time Roebuck vowed to become an aggressive promoter of safe sex, health education and condom distribution. Currently, Roebuck serves as the Delta Regional Director for The Living Affected Corporation and Peer Outreach Coordinator for Lee County Cooperative Clinic. She is also a member of the Arkansas HIV Planning Group.
Working throughout her local community as a qualified voluntary HIV prevention tester and counselor as well as a motivational speaker, Roebuck has established a popular persona known as “Connie, The Condom Lady.”
Connie has had a “can do” attitude rooted in her faith, self-esteem and her extended family support system lead by her husband, Terry Nash whom she married in 2012. Connie states that each day she believes “that doing this work is my passion and I love what I do. I wouldn’t trade this job for nothing in the world. I might not get my goal here, but I’ll get it once I get to heaven.”