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By John Garner
Senior VP, Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance

I am John Garner, Senior Vice President of the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance. I invite you to participate in our 23rd Annual Louisville AIDS Walk. This year the Walk will be held on Saturday, August 27 in Iroquois Park. The Louisville AIDS Walk is a non-profit event and helps raise money for our friends, family and neighbors in Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana -- a total of 19 counties. The money raised provides the necessary care and resources for those living with HIV/AIDS as well as preventing the spread of HIV. 

Care coordination, housing, legal services, and education.  These are just a few of the services and supports offered. As a partnership that shares a passion for serving those affected by HIV/AIDS, we offer an integrated network of support that is both unique and impactful.  

The only way to truly know if you have HIV is to get tested. The initial signs and symptoms are not always obvious and can reflect flu-like symptoms or be absent.  You can come to the walk on August 27 and get tested for free. The test is conducted in a completely private area and takes 5 minutes.  

The Louisville AIDS Walk offers a family-oriented day of games, entertainment, food and friendship.  I encourage you to walk as an individual or form a team  and for those that want to donate without attending -- we appreciate that as well - for additional information visit

I'm John Garner, and that's my Point of View.

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