I am walking again this year in the AIDS Walk Portland because I believe it is possible to get to the point of new new HIV infections. But I also believe that the current health care crisis and war by the current administration against poor and disadvantaged people is driving us further from that goal.
As a person living with AIDS since 2007, I know first hand that I can live a healthy, productive, happy and totally normal like with access to proper medical care, no co infections or contributing factors like mental health issues, drug additions, homelessness, poverty or one of the many other factors which drives new infection. I also know that I am very fortunate and there are many persons living with HIV who do not have my situation and that without support, they will unwittingly contribute to the further spread of the virus.
CAP is an organization that provides strong support to persons living with HIV in the greater Portland and Vancouver, WA area. I serve on the board of directors currently and am proud of the efforts CAP has gone to to secure new sources of non-governmental funding, including the opening of PRISM, a new GLBTQIA clinic which provides quality, caring and non judgmental care to the entire community and will in time provide a steady stream of funding for CAP's work. CAP provides housing support, connection to care, quality primary care (through PRISM), mental health assistance and prevention services to drive us closer to no new infections.
It is with great gratitude and humility that I walk this year and ask you to join me in helping us reach no new infections. Whether you can afford $5 or $500 to support my ambitious goal, your participation counts! Please hit the donate button and help me reach my goal.
Thanks in advance.
Incorporated in 1985, CAP the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 2017 marks the 31st Annual AIDS Walk Portland.
Cascade AIDS Project is a 501 c(3) organization.
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