LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – On Sunday afternoon people took to the streets in downtown Lexington to spread awareness about the fight to end HIV.
AVOL Kentucky – formerly known as AIDS Volunteers- hosted the 2019 HIV Legacy Walk.
The event aims to draw attention to the services the organization offers that includes testing, education and even housing help.
Executive Director Jon Parker says we already have the tools to knock out this devastating disease.
“We have enough medical technology to be able to really end HIV in Kentucky. We need people to spread the word that resources are available for testing and medical care but we have to get people in,” said Parker.
A fundraiser was also held at Soundbar following the walk. We’re told 100% of the proceeds from both events will go towards stopping the spread of HIV in Kentucky.