The daily use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) medication has proven to be up to 99% effective in blocking HIV infection. Blocking new infections, along with testing and treatment, is how we will end the AIDS epidemic together.

The good news is: Awareness of PrEP has increased from 60% to 90% among gay and bisexual men!

The tragic news is: PrEP usage by eligible candidates in Los Angeles averages only 25%—and is lower among African-American and Latino gay and bisexual men and in underserved populations.

The key to increasing PrEP uptake: Eliminating health disparities and inequities that keep people from getting care. That’s what APLA Health works towards every day. With our continued advocacy to remove barriers and our PrEP navigator program, we’re helping more people access this game-changing drug.
ICYMI
Did you see yourself in our AIDS Walk Los Angeles edition of Localish LA this weekend? If you missed it, don’t worry! You can still catch it online before our Finish Line on September 13th. And don’t forget to set your own 6.2 mile route before then!
Students for Change:
Milken Kids Who Care
The Milken Kids Who Care team started as part of a consortium of AIDS Walk school teams in Los Angeles along with Oakwood School! These schools collectively participated in AIDS Walk LA over the years and have raised thousands of dollars. “Our Milken AIDS Walk LA team has existed for over 20 years, and while we students continue to fundraise and raise awareness for AIDS and HIV every year, AIDS Walk Los Angeles continues to also be a leadership opportunity for us and a meaningful part of our school’s heritage. Currently, our Milken team educates and fundraises with the help of our Instagram @milkenkidswhocare. Please help us reach our fundraising goal this year!”

AIDS Walk Los Angeles
213.201.9255 (WALK) · aidswalkla.org