i was 4-years-old when the cdc announced that hiv/aids was now a reality. this was in 1981. 30 years ago. in that time i have mourned lives lost and celebrated lives lived. many of these lives were once hushed about as they were qualified by the double-three-letter-acronym, hiv/aids. time has provided a shift in the ways we speak, think and talk about hiv/aids and those who live and thrive with it but it has not yet gone away. fighting to end the suffering caused by hiv/aids is necessary but for me this fight begins with me taking small, hopeful, steps forward with my community at my side.
on sunday morning my mother, my father and my family of friends will be taking these steps together at the 25th annual san francisco aids walk (a 6.2 mile route, beginning and ending in Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Meadow). with no cost to register and no minimum to raise i hope that you feel empowered to join us. we are signed up to be part of the jewish community team.
together we can help our community in the work it takes to prevent new HIV infections and promote health among those living with HIV/AIDS.