AIDS Walk Arizona, an Aunt Rita’s Foundation signature event presented by Walgreens, takes place on the morning of Oct. 28 at 3rd Ave & Washington Street, Phoenix.
“When you take part in AIDS WALK you are supporting a dozen agencies working together to prevent HIV and care for those impacted,” said Glen Spencer, Executive Director of Aunt Rita’s Foundation. This year’s event will celebrate the newly discovered science behind U=U, or undetectable = untransmittable. We now know that HIV positive individuals who are in treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to others. This discovery is significant in the global effort to end HIV, and gives momentum to the City of Phoenix’s UNAIDS Fast Track Cities Initiative. The initiative has established a goal to end HIV by 2030, and U=U helps to reduce new infections, reduce HIV stigma, and enables HIV positive individuals to live complete lives. Find out more and register at aidswalkarizona.org
I spoke with Glen and with Walk co-chairs Nicole Begay and Heidi Ebbert for our Valley Views Program. Here is the interview, including Heidi and Nicole telling their very moving personal stories.