Featured Stories

Every Walker has a story. Whether you're walking to keep someone else's alive or are starting one all your own, this is the place to share your AIDS Walk story. Young or old, AIDS Walk veteran or rookie, we welcome all stories about the people and causes that move you to march.

Lois walks in honor of her cousin.

I have been participating in AIDS Walk LA since 1992. I walk with my son, Paul, in remembrance of my cousin David Rubinstein and his partner Wayne Parker. David was the production stage manager for Phantom of the Opera. He was a vibrant, wonderful, loving man whom we...

MENSWALK’s Jim Hoffman on AIDS Walk and Social Responsibility

Jim Hoffman on AIDS Walk and Social Responsibility I created MENSWALK in 2014. I Walk because HIV/AIDS killed my life partner in 1985 and I have a definite grudge that I don’t plan on giving up easily. I intend to be part of this until AIDS is eradicated, or at least...

Candace’s Story: “My dad was always my rock.”

I’ve been participating the AIDS Walk for a few years now and I have never been asked why I participate. My father and mother told me when I was in the second grade that my dad had HIV and, being so young, I did not understand what that meant. As I got older, I...

Joe walks so others won’t go through what he went through.

Joe walks so others won’t go through what he went through. During December of 2011, I began to experience flu-like symptoms that only got worse by the day. I was terrified to get tested because of what I thought HIV/AIDS meant. In my mind, I thought if I ignore the...

Sean Parker is happy to see a cause

Sean Parker is happy to see a cause for those who lost loved ones to AIDSHappy to see a cause for those who lost loved ones to AIDS or battling. When my brother Wayne Parker died in Jan 94', I was only 11 and felt so ashamed how my great, beautiful, happy, &...

Frank Gulli walks because he promised he would.

Frank Gulli walks because he promised he would. I’ve been participating in AIDS WALK LA for several years now, and every year there are several different reasons why I do it. When I first got diagnosed in 1985, I didn’t think things were going to be same. I’ve...

Gina Lozano’s 10 year walk for love.

Gina Lozano's 10 year walk for love. My name is Gina Lozano. I’m part of the Anthem Blue Cross Team and I’ve been participating in the AIDS Walk for 10 years now. What started as a fun event has grown into a passion, as each year I see the people affected by the love...