Hello, and thank you for visiting my Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival webpage! We're aiming high for this year's 5K fundraising walk, taking place in April 2021.
Whether we all walk together then, or whether coronavirus precautions require us to make the Walk virtually, YOU make a difference by participating in this season of fundraising to support efforts that seek to End the HIV Epidemic in South Florida!
Why support my team?
HIV is at last declining in almost every region, and for every population -- except here!
- South Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward counties rank first and second in the nation for their rates of new HIV infections.
- The CDC reports that new HIV cases are rising rapidly amongst gay Latinos, in South Florida. Latinos now represent 68% of Miami-Dade's new HIV cases (up from 50% a decade ago), and 31% of Broward's (up form 18%)
- Latinos Salud is the only gay, Latino HIV agency in the state of Florida with free, walk-in services.
We serve gay Latinos and other persons of color, persons with HIV, and transgender persons.
What happens with your donation?
Government grants help cover most--but not all!-- of our costs. Donations help us close the gap, so we can reach further, and help more community members. Best of all, when you donate to my page, your donation will be matched 100%!
Latinos Salud's free services include: HIV rapid testing, STD testing, PrEP intake and prescription, linkage-to-care services, Ryan White case management, anti-stigma campaigns, life coaching programs, youth HIV prevention programs; peer leadership health promotion programs, HIV+ support groups, condom and safer sex supply delivery service to businesses serving the gay community, and outreach both on line and at late night venues.
Please make a donation of any size by clicking the button. Your gift makes a direct impact on my goal to save lives right here in Florida from the devastation of HIV/AIDS. Together, we are making a difference!