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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Crowds Turn Out for AIDS Walk in West Hollywood
Angela Watercutter
October 20, 2003
Associated Press (10.19.03) - Monday, October 20, 2003

More than 25,000 participants turned out in West Hollywood Sunday for the 19th Los Angeles AIDS Walk, raising nearly $2.5 million. AIDS has claimed 28,000 lives in Los Angeles County, and about 54,000 people there live with HIV/AIDS, according to AIDS Project Los Angeles, which receives the walk proceeds. Organizers and participants said they were glad to see many participants from high schools and universities at this year's event because this meant HIV prevention awareness was reaching young people. "Part of the problem is prevention education. When teams organize from schools, we know that it's reaching them," said Justin Burke, APLA spokesperson.