The 31st Annual Honolulu Aids Walk returns to Oahu

Honolulu (KHON2) — The 31st annual Honolulu Aids Walk is back to encourage Hawaiians to come together to raise money for people living with HIV and HIV prevention at Kapiolani Park on June 25.

“Even though HIV isn’t making front page headlines like it was in the 1990s, it’s still very relevant. We don’t have a cure, we at the Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center care for approximately 720 people living with HIV on the island of Oahu. In addition, there are still people who are newly infected. In Hawaii, about a third of new infections are in young adults between the ages of 25 and 34,” says the executive director of the Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center.

With over 20 years of work in the HIV field, Lusk has witnessed many significant advances in the fight against HIV.

Lusk says: “Antiretroviral therapies have really made progress. Many treatment options include one or two pills a day. There are also injectable treatment options for those who have trouble taking pills on a regular basis. We also now have great prevention options, like PrEP, a once-a-day pill that can reduce your risk of contracting HIV by 98%. There is also a new injectable that just launched in late 2021.”

Those interested in learning more about the Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center’s efforts and registering for the 31st Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk can do so by registering on their official website.

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