Over the past 3 years, I have been so fortunate to be doing HIV prevention research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through this experience, I have gained a deeper understanding of HIV's intersection with racism, queerphobia (homophobia/transphobia), and income inequality. I have heard heart-wrenching stories of transmission and stigma keeping individuals from seeking out care, but I have also been inspired by people's resilience that follows pain. The resilience to keep laughing, loving, hoping, and taking care of their bodies in the face of cultural and economic barriers. Their strength inspires me to ride.
From June 2nd to June 8th, I will be one of 3,000+ Cyclists, Roadies, and Virtual Cyclists who will participate in the 545-bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This will be my first AIDS Lifecycle bike ride, and I ride to continue advocating for my community's strength. From advancing medical research to financing life-saving services for people living with HIV, I know that the money raised for this event serves a purpose larger than myself; and I hope that you too will join me in the cause.
Your support means the world to me. Will you help me make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past by making a donation today?
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