According to APLA Health
“This event is 35 years old,” said Thompson. “It used to be about remembering the people we lost. Now, it’s very exuberant and happy because we are talking about ending the epidemic in our lifetime.”
According to APLA Health, there are currently 60,000 people living with HIV or AIDS in Los Angeles County.
“Our AIDS Walk LA team has grown each year and it means a lot to people because everyone knows someone who was affected by HIV,” said ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor, Ellen Levya.
Levya, alongside On the Red Carpet correspondent, Karl Schmid, helped host AIDS Walk LA. ABC7 was a Grand Sponsor of the event for the 8th year.
“We have the tools and the science right now to end this epidemic,” said Schmid. “But because of stigma the virus keeps spreading. So the more we can talk about it and say the letters HIV out loud, the better.
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