April 8, 2006
Rain or shine, several people took part in the 10th Annual Aids Walk in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Organizers as well as volunteers use the event to raise funds and awareness about HIV and AIDS.
Virginia is 12th in the nation in reported new HIV infection cases.
Charlottesville and surrounding counties are said to exceed the state's average of new reported infection cases.
”Something like a third of the people who have HIV don't know they have it," said Dinsomore Fulton, AIS/HIV Service Group. “So as you can imagine, they're spreading it.”
During Saturday’s walk free HIV testing available.
If you would like to know more about free HIV testing or how you can help AIDS/HIV Service Group, visit www.aidsservices.org.