About AIDS Ride Wisconsin
AIDS Ride Wisconsin is a fully-supported cycling event through southern Wisconsin, raising critical funds to support the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. As a rider, your every need is taken care of by dedicated volunteers and crew: meals, camp, medical, mechanical, on-route support, rest stops and more. Designed for all levels of riders, the event is a one-of-a-kind experience you won't want to miss!
Dates: Friday, July 28, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Why We Ride
We ride to make the fight against AIDS stronger.
Today, more than 6,300 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and it's estimated that an additional 1,500+ are undiagnosed but living with the disease. We ride to make sure that anyone who is living with HIV in Wisconsin has access to life-saving health care and social programs.
At ARCW, no person is turned away due to inability to pay for services. Among ARCW patients, 94% live in poverty. Yet people living with HIV in Wisconsin live longer than anywhere else in the country.
When you register and fundraise, you help people living with HIV live longer, healthier lives.
About the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)
ARCW is one of the largest and fastest growing AIDS service organizations in the country, and a nationally renowned center for excellence in HIV health care. Through its integrated medical, dental and mental health clinics; pharmacy and medication assistance program; comprehensive HIV prevention efforts; and dedicated services such as food pantries, housing, legal representation and social work case management, patients gain the health care and support they need for long-term survival with HIV disease.
Thanks to quality health care and services like those provided by ARCW, people with HIV in Wisconsin live longer than in any other state in the country. For HIV patients, an undetectable viral load is the highest standard of disease management. Nationally, 28% of patients receiving treatment have an undetectable viral load. At ARCW, 85% of patients have an undetectable viral load.
At ARCW, no person is turned away due to inability to pay for services. Among ARCW patients, 94% live in poverty.
Currently six out of 10 young people with HIV don’t know they carry the disease. As the need for services continues to grow, ARCW is dedicated to staying on the forefront of HIV health care and preventing the spread of AIDS.
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