HIV AIDS Stigma and education

Additional Resources

 

Additional Resources

Below are just a few links you may find helpful. Usually within each website are more links that you can click on to get more information regarding HIV/AIDS.

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The estimated incidence of HIV has remained stable overall in recent years, at about 50,000 new HIV infections per year. Within the overall estimates, however, some groups are affected more than others. Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection, and among races/ethnicities, African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected. While this overall estimation is very promising news and an indication that strategies to prevent the spread of infection have been effective, a recent survey of American teens shows that they are poorly informed about HIV and as a result are potentially at risk of contracting this sexually transmitted infection. The findings of this research by the MAC AIDS Fund may help to explain why almost 40% of new cases of HIV in the US occur among young people and 15 to 24 year olds are the only age group to experience a rise in HIV diagnosis rates. Without further education of teens on the subject of HIV transmission and prevention, there is a real risk that the human immunodeficiency virus may once again infect a growing number of people.

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SmartrideSMART Ride is unique to fundraising in so many ways, but first and foremost it’s our guarantee that 100% of every penny you raise will go to AIDS Service Organizations around Florida. Since 2003 that has represented over $6.4 million dollars something every past and present participant, donor, sponsor should be very proud of. SMART Ride starts on Thursday November 12th with orientation day in Miami. On Friday NovembeR-6 Detailsr 13th the ride opens with an escorted ride out and then travels south 100 miles to Duck Key where we overnight.
On Saturday November 14th our journey continues, passing over bridges, stopping at pit stops, enjoying lunch and finally arriving 65 miles later in Key West to cheers and smiling faces. We celebrateat the AIDS Memorial at the White Street Pier. You don’t have to be an athlete to participate, you can ride a bike, or help drive a vehicle, you can bring your skills as a massage therapists, a nurse, or doctor, you can be a cheerleader or a an individual with just a desire to make a difference. Whatever your reason for joining this adventure we welcome you.
Won’t you join us? Register before October and your registration fee is only $95 and it covers your food, your overnight housing in the middle keys and memories that are priceless. Questions, just reach out, we are here to help.