Join OIC at the 2016 AIDS Walk in Downtown Orlando this Saturday, April 16.
Registration and the starting line will be at the Walt Disney World Amphitheater located on Robinson Street.
On-site registration | 7:30am
Rally at Disney Amphitheatre | 8:30am
Walk Start | 9:00am
Post-Walk Celebration | 9:45am
AIDS Walk Orlando is an annual fundraiser for the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Central Florida’s largest HIV/AIDS non-profit agency. Hope and Help´s mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action against HIV/AIDS.
OIC is the leader and state-of-the-art center for prevention, evaluation and treatment of all STIs in Central Florida, including HIV.
- Florida ranks first in the nation in HIV infections and newly diagnosed AIDS cases. Second in the nation with cumulative Pediatric AIDS cases diagnosed through 2014.
- There are over 11,186 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the Orlando area. (Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties)
- 1 in 4 new cases of HIV are among those ages 13 – 24.
- Approximately 16% of individuals living with HIV/AIDS are unaware of their diagnosis.
- Of those persons living with HIV disease in Florida, 49% are black, 29% are white and 20% are Hispanic. Men represent 70% of the cases. Persons over the age of 45 years represent 60%.
- In Florida, 15% of all new HIV infections reported among females in 2012 were under the age of 25.
- Florida Department of Health estimates that there are 130,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Florida.
Statistics according to Hope and Help and information on the AIDS Walk website.