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AIDS Walk South Dallas 2014 5K Walk/Run – Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10AM
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DALLAS - March 20, 2014 - PRLog -- DALLAS (March 20, 2014) – In Dallas County, an estimated 14,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS, which represents a 39 percent increase over the past eight years. New cases of HIV/AIDS are being seen in the 13 to 18 year age group, accounting for 3.9 percent of new diagnoses in all age groups.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Commissioner’s Court, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price presented a resolution to AIDS Walk South Dallas (AWSD), a program with the goal to inspire, educate and galvanize the community of South Dallas and surrounding areas to continue to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist those impacted.

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 AWSD will have its 2014 5K walk/run at St. Phillips School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Dallas, Texas 75215. The walk starts at 10 a.m. Registration can be done at the walk beginning at 8 a.m. or in advance online at:

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) continues to support HIV/AIDS awareness and encourages citizens to do the same.

“We support AIDS Walk South Dallas, which aims to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS in our communities,” said Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director. “This walk and other events will help connect our citizens to openly communicate and eliminate stigmas associated with HIV and AIDS.”

“The support we receive from the community shows a shared commitment and true passion to have an effect on the lives of people impacted by HIV and AIDS, and it’s much appreciated,” said Auntjuan Wiley, AWSD founder and chair.

Thompson added it’s important for citizens to understand the causes and effects of HIV. “It’s also imperative to get tested to know your status,” he said.

For more information about AIDS Walk South Dallas, visit

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