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Greetings! Thanks for visiting my 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton personal page. I'm excited to be able to support an effort that does such critical work in our community.
The participating AIDS service organizations that benefit from AIDS Walk are at the forefront of providing services to meet the needs of HIV positive individuals in Ohio. Won't you join us in the fight against this disease? • As of June 30, 2014, there were 1,715 persons known to be living with HIV or AIDS in the Dayton Metro Area. 73 new HIV or AIDS infections were reported in 2013. An additional 300 individuals are presumed infected, but not yet diagnosed.
Here are some facts about the Dayton Metro Area
• 22 percent of the people living with HIV or AIDS in the Dayton Metro Area are female.
• In the Dayton Metro Area, approximately 72 percent of persons living with HIV OR AIDS are white, 23 percent are African American and 3 percent are Hispanic.
• Male/male sexual contact continues to be the leading risk factor for HIV or AIDS and 75 percent of diagnosed infections were in this group. 76 percent of HIV-infected women in 2013 reported infection by heterosexual contact.
• 15-24 year olds account for 19 percent of reported persons living with HIV or AIDS while 25-34 year olds account for 37 percent, 35-44 year olds account for 28 percent.
• Montgomery County has the fourth highest rate in Ohio for persons known to be living with HIV or AIDS when compared to other major metropolitan areas in the state (238.4 cases per 100,000). Infection rates per 100,000 people in other Ohio metropolitan counties are as follows: Franklin (348.8), Cuyahoga (323.9), Hamilton (319.3).
• Young people ages 15-29 in Montgomery County accounted for 50 percent of new cases of HIV or AIDS diagnoses as of June 30, 2014. Nationally, and in Montgomery County, the number of infections in this age group has significantly and consistently increased over the last five years. Youth of color and young men who have sex with men of all races and ethnicities continue to be at greatest risk.
I will be participating in the 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton on Saturday, April 22, 2017 kicking off to be determined at a later date. You can show your support by joining my team, making a donation on my page or even just showing up to cheer me on. Every step counts!
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