I’m Going: AIDS WALK NEW YORK
Join 45,000 other caring People at AIDS Walk New York on Sunday, May 17!
10 AM: AIDS Walk New York begins!
Enter at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue
12:30 PM: Post Walk Concert
Celebrate a job well done and relax to the sounds of live music at the AIDS Walk stage in Central Park.
Join 45,000 other participants in the 6.2 mile walk and enjoy the scenic beauty of Central Park. There will be an assortment of refreshments and snacks available at each of the four checkpoints.
Entertainment will also be present along the route.
In the early years of the HIV epidemic most believed that women could not get HIV. HIV was a gay disease. However, the proportion of adolescent and adult women living with AIDS has tripled in the last decade. The CDC reports that in 1986 women represented 7% of all reported AIDS cases and by 1999 this number jumped to 25%.
Today women represent 30% of new HIV infections with the majority of these new infections impacting women of color. At the end of 2000, 80% of reported HIV/AIDS cases among women were African-American and Latina. Today, HIV/AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death for women ages 25-44 and the third leading cause of death. – GMHC