A New York City man is walking -- and rowing -- a long way to fight HIV-AIDS.
Victor Mooney, an AIDS activist who's walking from New York to Bethlehem and back, reached his half way point Friday.
Mooney took a break from his 200-mile journey at the Hotel Bethlehem.
He's hoping to raise awareness about the condition along with funds.
Mooney says he's planning on rowing from New York to Washington to help out the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington next month.
"The boat is in Brazil now," said Mooney, "and we need to raise at least $5,000.. to send it back up to New York so I can have it in these local waters so I can begin training."
The excursions are in preparation for his fourth attempt at rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, from Africa to New York.
Mooney says his trips are personal - he lost a brother to HIV-AIDS and another is living with the disease.
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