The 31st Annual Honolulu Aids Walk returns to Oahu
“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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