School of Public Health-Bloomington to sponsor 9th Annual Bloomington AIDS Walk

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection remains a significant health issue in our community, with nearly 200 individuals living with 
HIV in Monroe County alone.  In the region, nearly 500 individuals are living with HIV, and over 4,000 Hoosiers are infected with the virus.  While it no longer garners the national attention it once did, HIV infection rates continue to remain stable, and in some populations, are increasing.  To bring needed attention and funding to the ongoing issues of HIV prevention, education, and health support, the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington is proud to announce that it has partnered with The Community AIDS Action Group of South Central Indiana (CAAG) as this year’s primary sponsor of the 9th Annual Bloomington AIDS Walk.

All proceeds of the Bloomington AIDS Walk benefit Positive Link, a program of Indiana University Health Community Health in Bloomington.  The Bloomington AIDS Walk is an opportunity for members of the community to join together to help the fight against AIDS by raising funds for AIDS prevention, support and education.  “Health promotion and disease prevention through research, teaching,  and meaningful community engagement are the heart and soul of our mission,” noted Mohammad Torabi, dean of the School of Public Health-Bloomington and chancellor’s professor.  “I am very pleased we are the presenting sponsor for such an important awareness-raising event and that we are able to partner with Positive Link.  The work they do is critical to so many people in our community and region.  I encourage everyone to considering participating.”  Teams are welcomed so start your own or donate to help a friend with theirs.  There is a competition to see which teams will raise the most for this great cause.  Join in, start a team, donate some time, effort, and money to help save lives and provide a better future for everyone.

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