Did you know Los Angeles has the second-largest HIV epidemic in the country?

The need for increased testing is urgent, and APLA Health is working with our partners to streamline the HIV testing process. We’re learning methods from our peers around the world to reduce the wait time to 30 minutes between entering a clinic and getting test results.

30 minutes to take a step toward ending an epidemic? And a free test? That’s the reality we’re making happen.

APLA Health is working to secure funding for new spaces and new technology so we can educate the public about how empowering an HIV test can be in combating stigma and ending the epidemic. It’s a challenge, but with your help at AIDS Walk 2020 we can continue our long track record of meeting the need with innovative solutions.
What to do this week
Check out our amazing sponsors! Most of our sponsors also have their own fundraising teams and support AIDS Walk Los Angeles twofold. The organizations who are collaborating with us this year are sticking by us during these uncertain times and their support makes AIDS Walk Los Angeles possible.

View this year’s  sponsors here .
Janice Littlejohn
ROAR founder & APLA Health Board Secretary

Janice Littlejohn has been involved with AIDS Walk Los Angeles as Walker for five years now and walks because of her close friends who contracted the virus through a blood transfusion. “As a Black-heterosexual women, I wanted to spread the message that this wasn’t some kind of disease that was a punishment or a curse or that it wasn’t exclusively to the LGBTQ community. But, it’s something we all need to be concerned about and have compassion around individuals living with HIV.” With her goal to help end the stigma, she has learned over the years an understanding of HIV and the imperative effects it has on our communities through education and life experiences, one being AIDS Walk LA. “As I have been more involved in AIDS Walk LA, it’s heartening to hear people’s stories. I hope AIDS Walk can continue to protect and prevent vulnerable communities.”