June 2018, it will be my first experience participating in the AIDS/LifeCycle. After hearing about the San Francisco Aids Foundation and their positive impact on those affected by this disease, I immediately took an interest. The AIDS/LifeCycle provides an opportunity for people within the community to start a dialog and get involved. Now, I am making the commitment to take the 545 mile journey in 7 days with the Team Cretins from San Francisco to LA, which entails tackling the journey on my first fixed-gear bicycle.
The fight against HIV isn't over, so I made a pledge of raising $10,000 to fund life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This is where I need your help. I'd be eternally appreciative for any amount you'd like to donate. Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and please join me in supporting this cause, if you can't donate, please spread the word to anyone who might be interested, so we can work together to see an end to AIDS in our lifetime.
Every dollar positively changes lives. Here are the breakdown of the numbers of lives affected with or at risk for HIV/AIDS can change, for the better, with Los Angeles LGBT Center funds:
$50,000 underwrites the cost of comprehensive HIV wraparound services by a case management team for 3 months for 135 patients
$35,000 funds an HIV Counselor for 1,200 clients per year
$25,000 covers 5 months of mental health therapy for 28 patients
$15,000 provides comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV and STD tests, treatment, education, and counseling to 100 clients
$10,000 covers 3 months of psychosocial case management for 300 patients
$7,500 provides a nurse for one month to administer STD screening and treatments for 400 clients
$5,000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 11 patients
$1,000 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
$1,000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis
$250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients
$180 provides HIV prevention counseling sessions to 20 teenagers
$150 provides comprehensive HIV/STD testing to 1 client
$30 covers the treatment medication for 1 client infected with an STD
$10 buys 114 condoms that the Health Education and Prevention Program will distribute
Take a moment to save lives, donate today!
We will hold various fundraisers throughout the year that should not be missed!