AIDS/LIFE CYCLE CYCLISTS CONCLUDING A 7 – DAY JOURNEY FROM SF TO LA ON JUNE 11
A press releases The AIDS Life Cycle in West Hollywood AIDS/Life Cycle, an annual 7-day fundraising cycling ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Centre, is a proud co-sponsor of the City of West Hollywood. The event raised more than $17 million this year. Cyclists set out from San Francisco on Sunday, June 5, 2022, and will arrive at Fairfax High School on Saturday, June 11, 2022, to finish their 7-day, 545-mile trek.
Riders will enter West Hollywood via N. Doheny Drive and travel eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard in the second lane and parking lane until they reach Ogden Drive. Riders will turn south at Ogden Drive and continue south to Melrose Avenue. On Saturday, June 11, 2022, the eastbound number-two lane of Santa Monica Boulevard will be blocked from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking on the eastbound side of Santa Monica Boulevard and the westbound side of Ogden Drive will be restricted.
While the AIDS/Lifecycle does not necessitate any complete street closures, the decrease of one eastbound traffic lane on Santa Monica Boulevard is expected to cause traffic congestion. Cyclists must follow all traffic laws set forth by the California Vehicle Code. Residents and visitors to West Hollywood are urged to participate in a long-standing tradition of encouraging cyclists as they finish the final miles of this long-distance fundraiser. In West Hollywood, HIV and AIDS have had a profound impact. The disease’s high infection incidence among gay males resulted in a dreadful number of deaths in New York City. One of the earliest government entities to award social services funds to local AIDS and HIV organizations was the City of West Hollywood. In October 1985, the City of West Hollywood sponsored one of the country’s first AIDS awareness programs, and the city’s reaction to the AIDS crisis has been hailed as a model for other cities.
WHAT IS AIDS/HIV?
Aids and HIV are not the same things, HIV refers to a virus that stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Aids is a virus that comes from HIV which affects the immune system so badly that the immune system becomes so weak that it is unable to fight the other infections and diseases which live commonly in our environment. What aids does that is destroying the t-cells which are present in our body and T-cells are the core immune which helps to protect our body from other diseases. Aids can spread through sex, by sharing a drug needle, or by being breastfed by someone who has HIV. You can’t get aids through casual contact or being near someone who has HIV. With effective treatment, we hardly ever see people with aids anymore, aids are becoming rare with the growth of the world in the medical field. Products that can prevent a person from getting HIV are condoms and medicine suggested by a doctor called “PERP”.
THE AIDS/LIFE CYCLE
AIDS/Life Cycle is a charity event that raises funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS services. Throughout the year, participants (riders, roadies, and crew) raise funds. The cyclists pedal from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the first week of June, with the help of roadies and personnel. ALC travels across California communities for seven days as a monument to those who have died of AIDS and an event to increase HIV/AIDS awareness. Riding distances might range from 40 to 100 miles per day. Cyclists arrive at a camp at the end of each day of riding to eat, shower, and relax before riding out again the next morning. The route is currently around 545 miles long (as of ALC 6-8). Mileage may change because of route/road constructions and the availability of campsites.
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