Service Reflection: AIDS Walk

Ewan Creed(King)

Service Reflection

Claire Brennan

5/2/15

Service Reflection

For my service reflection I am choosing to write about the AIDS walk. On may 17th, I headed tocentral park to participate in the 2015 AIDS walk along with other members of the Friends Seminarycommunity. I wanted to write my reflection on this event because I feel that the annual AIDS walk is avery great event. I think this because the AIDS walk helps spread awareness about the sexuallytransmitted disease known as HIV. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIVinfection, and almost 1 in 7 (14%) are unaware of their infection. Also, Gay, bisexual, and other men whohave sex with men (MSMa), particularly young black/African American MSM, are most seriously affectedby HIV. By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV.[1] These statistics onlyfurther highlight the importance of the AIDS walk because these statistics show how many differentpeople are affected by the disease. I hope to continue doing the Annual AIDS walk in central park, so thatI can contribute to the spread of AIDS Awareness.

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[1] https://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/statistics/

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