Walking the talk in the fight against AIDS
Founded by Craig Miller in 1984, AIDS Walk has become the largest HIV awareness and fund-raising event in America. This 10K walkathon, hosted in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, has raised over $300 million to support the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and other organizations in their fight against AIDS. At Quest Diagnostics, we’re enthusiastic believers in the GMHC mission to provide HIV and AIDS healthcare services around the world. Which is why we’re sponsors of AIDS Walk in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Our sponsorship helps more people living with HIV or AIDS receive needed health and community services while also helping GMHC educate more people on HIV prevention.
World AIDS Day
Shining a light in remembrance
World AIDS Day is held on December 1st every year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against AIDS, to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have passed. Many organizations hold events in honor of World AIDS Day, while many historic locations and memorials become the focus of attention. One such memorial is the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Quest Diagnostics is proud to be a sponsor of the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Celebrate with us.
Do your part—ask your doctor about HIV screening
Do your part by educating yourself about HIV prevention and by talking to your doctor about the importance of HIV testing. With early detection, HIV can be managed better with new therapeutic drugs that dramatically extend a patient’s life span.
Major public health agencies, such as the CDC and USPSTF (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Preventative Services Task Force), recommend routine HIV screening for all people ages 13–65.