Welcome to my fundraising page!
I'm so excited to be a part of this great cause that I hold so close to my heart! This will be my 10th year walking in honor of my cousin Marilyn Castillo aka Inga. I also walk in honor of my best friend Luis, those still fighting and the ones that are no longer with us. Once again, I have set my goal to 2K and I know with your support I can not only reach it but surpass it.
Thank you in advance for your support!
~ Current HIV Statistics ~
~ Worldwide Statistics
At the end of 2016, there were an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS, including 2.1 million children. About 1.8 million people were newly infected with HIV. Women accounted for an estimated 17.8 million of all adults living with HIV/AIDS. Young people (under 25 years old) accounted for more than 30% of all new HIV infections. There were an estimated 1 million AIDS deaths. More than 35 million people have died of AIDS-related causes since 1981.
~ United States Overall Statistics
In 2017, an estimated 38,739 people became infected with HIV. More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. Nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. have died of AIDS-related causes since the epidemic began. In 2017, the group with the highest number of diagnoses was Black men who have sex with men (MSM), with 9,807 new infections—representing about 25% of all new infections.
~ New York City Overall Statistics
New York leads the nation in the number of new HIV cases, with more than 2,100 new diagnoses in 2017. More than 125,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV/AIDS, and yet nearly 20% do not know they are infected. To date, more than 100,000 New Yorkers have died from AIDS-related causes.
~ Gay Men/Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
Nationally, in 2017, MSM accounted for 66% of all new HIV infections as well as nearly half of people living with HIV. Young Black MSM accounted for 45% of new HIV infections among Black MSM and 55% of new HIV infections among young MSM overall. In NYC in 2017, nearly 58% of new HIV diagnoses were among men who have sex with men (MSM), a group that has always been heavily affected by HIV/AIDS and remains at high risk.
~ Over-50 Population
Nationally, people age 50 and older account for more than half of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection. It is estimated that, by 2020, more than 60% of all people living with HIV in the U.S. will be age 50 and older. In NYC in 2017, 56% of HIV-positive New Yorkers were age 50 and older.
~ People of Color
Nationally, 69% of new HIV infections were among African Americans and Hispanics in 2016. In NYC, 77% of new HIV diagnoses and AIDS-related deaths were among African Americans and Hispanics in 2016.
Nationally, in 2015, about one in five new HIV infections are among youth, ages 13 to 24. Young people aged 13–24 accounted for 22% of all new HIV infections in 2015. More than 80% of all adolescent infections are among males in the U.S.