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28th annual AIDS Walk in San Luis Obispo goes virtual

Posted at 6:59 PM, May 16, 2020

The 28th annual AIDS Walk in San Luis Obispo is now online.

For the past 27 years, community members would meet at Mission Plaza and walk around the area to show support for community members living with HIV, AIDS, or Hepatitis-C.

To continue the event, organizers sent a fundraising kit to all registered participants, including a t-shirt they can wear while they jog, hike, walk or bike around the community.

The coordinator of the event says he hopes this event can reduce the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS.

"One thing that's very important is that we come together and show hey there's still that stigma around it people still have difficulties coming to terms like if they become HIV positive; that's kind of what our role is - to support them," said Derek Cummings, Special Events Coordinator for the Access Support Network.

The Access Support Network is hosting the virtual AIDS Walk all day Saturday, May 16th.

The organization's website says its mission is to save and enhance the lives of people in the community impacted by HIV.