In 2012 I took a college class on infectious disease. For our final writing assignment we connected any personal passion to a specific infectious disease. To start I googled “biking,” together with the first infectious disease that came to mind: “HIV.” AIDS/LifeCycle was the first result of my search.
From June 2nd-8th, for the fourth time, I will be biking 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds and awareness for the life-saving services offered by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. I ride to promote HIV testing among my peers, donors, and the citizens of the towns through which we bike. I ride to bring attention to an event that destigmatizes HIV/AIDS and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Many of the participants on AIDS/LifeCycle are HIV-positive. The experience of an HIV-positive cyclist does not differ fundamentally from the experience of any other cyclist. We all sleep in two-person tents, wake up before sunrise, wait in line for breakfast, eat a lot of food, and then get on our bikes to ride long distances to the next destination. Help us all get from San Francisco to Los Angeles!
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them.
Your support means the world to me.
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