AIDS activist arrives in NYC after rowing across Atlantic

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness has made it home to Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey.

Victor Mooney says he arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday. He plans a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday

Mooney says his goal is to encourage people to get tested for HIV. He rows in memory of his brother who died of AIDS in 1983.

After failing on three previous attempts to row solo across the Atlantic, Mooney set off from the Canary Islands off the coast of African on Feb. 19, 2014.

Mooney arrived at the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten in June 2014 and began making his way up the East Coast.

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