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AIDS Walk 2010, In Charlottesville Virginia March 27,2010

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On March 27, 2010, Charlottesville is having the AIDS Walk, this topic will be on the events and times, who will be there, where the money goes and information regarding the event • There is no cure for AIDS • There are 21,000 cases of HIV/AIDS in Virginia •As of 2007, Virginia ranked 9th in the nation for new HIV infection •Of those infected, 25% are unaware of their stays •In Virginia, HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of death for African American and Latino women ages 24-35 Why do we walk? •We walk in memory of all those who have died from HIV/AIDS. •We walk for the 21,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Virginia today. •We walk to combat the fear, prejudice, and complacency that surround the disease. •We walk to remind the community that there is no cure and the only weapons against the spread of HIV/AIDS are education and prevention. 9 am Westminster Presbyterian Church 190 Rugby Road 5K Walk, www.asgva.org What is the AIDS/HIV Service Group? ASG has been serving the residents of the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Fluvana and Louisa for over 20 years. ASG is dedicated to: •Offering comprehensive support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. •Reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and prevention. •Developing community awareness to promote a proactive and compassionate response to HIIV/AIDS.