AIDS Walk OKC, PO Box 60778, Oklahoma City, OK 73146
(405) 673-3786 - (405) 6RED-RUN info@aidswalkokc.org

Mission

The mission of the AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City is to build awareness about HIV/AIDS and to raise funds to support the work of nonprofit organizations that provide HIV/AIDS direct care, support services, and education.

History

AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Since 1998, AIDS Walk has distributed more than $685,000 to HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations serving the greater Oklahoma City community through direct health services, HIV/AIDS education and prevention and community awareness. Thousands of people living in our community have benefited from the funds raised through the AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City.

Free HIV Testing

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AIDS has become a leading cause of death for African-Americans, who accounted for 49% of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2006.

HIV/AIDS Statistics

  • More than 4,900 Oklahomans are living with HIV/AIDS. This does not include those who are infected but do not know their HIV status. (12/31/07)
  • HIV disproportionately affects the black population. Over the past eight years, Oklahoma has seen a 76% increase in black adults living HIV. Although the black population only accounts for approximately 7% of the Oklahoma population, they account for 34% of the cases of HIV.
  • AIDS has become a leading cause of death for African-Americans, who accounted for 49% of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2006.
  • Nationwide, half of new HIV infections occur in people under the age of 25.
  • The number of women with HIV and AIDS has increased steadily worldwide.
  • AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it was first recognized in 1981, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. An estimated 42 million people are living with HIV and AIDS worldwide.

Each year, AIDS Walk OKC grants an average of 75% of the total amount raised during that year to local agencies throughout Oklahoma City.  In 2013, the following agencies received grants from AIDS Walk OKC.