Help me attend the INT'L AIDS CONFERENCE - July 22nd-27th

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Zachary Davenport  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Dear Friends,

 

I need your support. I am planning to be a delegate at the International AIDS Conference this coming July 22-27 in our nations capital, Washington D.C. 

 

As I begin my Graduate Program to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I feel it is imperative that I attend this conference to enrich my knowledge of this is important health issue that is important for my skill set and my educational enrichment. The AIDS epidemic is an issue very close to my heart as I have many friends living with HIV and AIDS. The knowledge and skills I will learn at this conference will aid me in providing more informed services to our community.

 

This is a historical opportunity, as the conference has not been in the United States since 1990, when it was in my home city of San Francisco. 

 

Please support me by making a donation today. I am grateful for any amount you can donate to help me get attend this conference. I will gladly take pocket change if thats what you are able to donate! :) The registration fee's to attend the conference are very expensive. Your donation will help pay for my very expensive registration fee's to attend the conference and some travel related expenses. If you would like to help but don't want to make a monetary donation, maybe you have some frequent flyer miles sitting around. I would be happy to put those to good use. If have frequent flyer miles and can help me with my airline ticket, that would be greatly appreciated as well and will lower the amount I need to raise. Send me an email if you do!

 

Remember, that what you give comes back to you...one thousand fold. I know this from personal experience and that is why I am confident I will raise the funds to send me as a delegate. 

 

You may ask...why should I donate to help send Zachary to be a delegate at the International AIDS conference? Why should I help him, help our community, our city, our state, our country and our planet? Why is this important? What's in it for me? 

 

Here are the statistics (taken from The San Francisco AIDS Foundation Website  http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/statistics/ )....

 

San Francisco-

 

Since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 28,793 San Francisco residents have been diagnosed with AIDS, which comprises 18% of California AIDS cases and 3% of cases reported nationally. There have been 19,341 reported AIDS deaths in San Francisco as of Dec. 31, 2010.

 

There were 15,861 San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2010. Most were male (92%) and white (63%). In addition, nearly three-quarters of all HIV/AIDS cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM) and an additional 14% were among MSM who were also injecting drug users.

 

Of the total number of people with HIV/AIDS, 9,452 were living with AIDS at the end of 2010. 92% of those living with AIDS are male, 6% are female and 2% are transgender.

 

Survival after AIDS diagnosis is worse for African Americans than other racial/ethnic groups. Among those diagnosed with AIDS between 1996 and 2010, the percent of African Americans surviving five years was 74% as compared with 82% for whites, 84% for Latinos and 86% for Asian/Pacific Islanders.

 

There were 399 newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2010, down from 460 in 2009 and 492 in 2008. The majority was male (90%), MSM (62%), aged 25-49 (84 and white (50%).

 

The neighborhoods with the highest numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS are the Castro, Mission, Western Addition and Tenderloin.

 

HIV-positive injecting drug users are mainly concentrated in the Tenderloin, Western Addition and South of Market.

 

Mean community viral load, a new population-based biomarker of overall infectiousness, is highest in the following neighborhoods: Bayview, South of Market ,the Tenderloin, Downtown and Nob Hill. These communities also generally have the lowest median household incomes in San Francisco. Overall, homeless individuals have the highest community viral load.

 

Overall, an estimated 94% of people living with AIDS and 71% of those living with HIV (non-AIDS) who are eligible for treatment were receiving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) as of December 2010. Females, transfemale persons, African Americans, Native Americans, injection drug users, and heterosexuals were less likely to be receiving ART treatment.

 

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health, HIV Epidemiology Section. HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report 2010

 

California-

 

Nearly 200,000 Californians have contracted HIV/AIDS and nearly 90,000 have died since the epidemic began in the early 1980s.

 

California ranks second in the nation in cumulative AIDS cases at 157,719, surpassed only by New York.

 

Approximately 109,000 Californians are HIV-positive, among whom 69,728 are living with AIDS.

 

There are up to 7,000 new HIV infections in the state every year.

 

75.7% of all HIV/AIDS cases occur among gay men, far exceeding the 53% nationally.

 

Men make up 89.5%. Women account for 9.8% of cases, and transgender persons for 0.6%.

 

Of all HIV cases, whites account for 46.7% followed by Hispanics at 29.2% and African Americans at 18.9%.

 

More than 60% of Californians living with HIV reside in Los Angeles County or the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Source: California Office of AIDS, AIDS Surveillance Report (as of June 2010)

 

United States-

 

Since the AIDS epidemic began in 1981, 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV and 583,298 have died of AIDS-related causes through 2007.

 

1.1 million Americans are living with HIV (including more than 468,000 with AIDS).

 

An estimated 21% of people living with HIV are undiagnosed.

 

Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.

 

Gay and bisexual men continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection, accounting for an estimated 53% of new HIV infections.

 

African-Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. Blacks accounted for 45% of new HIV infections in 2006 and 47% of those living with the disease, yet they make up only 12% of the U.S. population. Latinos account for 17% of new infections yet comprise 15% of the U.S. population, while whites represent 35% of new infections and account for 66% of the total population.

 

The AIDS case rate for African Americans is more than 9 times that of whites, and the HIV rate is 7 times greater among blacks than whites. Survival after an AIDS diagnosis is lower for blacks than any other racial/ethnic group.

 

Young adults and teens between 13 and 29 represent 34% of new HIV infections, the largest share of any age group. Black teens are disproportionately affected, representing 68% of reported AIDS cases among 13 to 19-year-olds in 2007.

 

Women now account for 27% of HIV infections, with 280,000 women living with HIV and AIDS. Black women accounted for 65% of new AIDS cases among women in 2007 and the largest share of new HIV infections (61%).

 

New infections due to injection drug use have declined by about 80% since the mid-to-late 1990s, accounting for 12% of new infections in 2006.

 

71% of all AIDS cases reported since the beginning of the epidemic are concentrated in 10 states or territories. While the District of Columbia has the highest AIDS case rate (148.1 per 100,000 in 2007), the states of New York (17.6%), California (14.4%) and Florida (10.6%) have the most cumulative AIDS cases.

 

 

I am grateful and appreciative of your generosity.

 

In love and service,

 

Zachary Davenport





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Update 8
Posted by Zachary Davenport
79 months ago
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It's official! Just got my name badge in the mail!
I'm honored and excited to be a delegate representing the United States of America at the International AIDS Conference next month in Washington D.C.! Please consider making a donation to my conference registration and travel fund if you haven't already...and thank you so much to those who have...xoxo, Love, Zachary
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Update 7
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79 months ago
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Update 6
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79 months ago
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Thank you to all of my wonderful friends for supporting me and making a donation. Thank you G, Shane, Cecilia, Jonathan, James, Jason, Darlene, Christopher, Michelle, George, Sean S., Olivia, Sean N. and Alex! Thank you for leading by example!
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Update 5
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79 months ago
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You may ask...why should I donate to help send Zachary to be a delegate at the International AIDS conference? Why should I help him, help our community, our city, our state, our country and our planet? Why is this important? What's in it for me?

Here are the statistics (taken from The San Francisco AIDS Foundation Website http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/statistics/ )....

San Francisco-

Since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 28,793 San Francisco residents have been diagnosed with AIDS, which comprises 18% of California AIDS cases and 3% of cases reported nationally. There have been 19,341 reported AIDS deaths in San Francisco as of Dec. 31, 2010.

There were 15,861 San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2010. Most were male (92%) and white (63%). In addition, nearly three-quarters of all HIV/AIDS cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM) and an additional 14% were among MSM who were also injecting drug users.

Of the total number of people with HIV/AIDS, 9,452 were living with AIDS at the end of 2010. 92% of those living with AIDS are male, 6% are female and 2% are transgender.

Survival after AIDS diagnosis is worse for African Americans than other racial/ethnic groups. Among those diagnosed with AIDS between 1996 and 2010, the percent of African Americans surviving five years was 74% as compared with 82% for whites, 84% for Latinos and 86% for Asian/Pacific Islanders.

There were 399 newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2010, down from 460 in 2009 and 492 in 2008. The majority was male (90%), MSM (62%), aged 25-49 (84 and white (50%).

The neighborhoods with the highest numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS are the Castro, Mission, Western Addition and Tenderloin.

HIV-positive injecting drug users are mainly concentrated in the Tenderloin, Western Addition and South of Market.

Mean community viral load, a new population-based biomarker of overall infectiousness, is highest in the following neighborhoods: Bayview, South of Market ,the Tenderloin, Downtown and Nob Hill. These communities also generally have the lowest median household incomes in San Francisco. Overall, homeless individuals have the highest community viral load.

Overall, an estimated 94% of people living with AIDS and 71% of those living with HIV (non-AIDS) who are eligible for treatment were receiving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) as of December 2010. Females, transfemale persons, African Americans, Native Americans, injection drug users, and heterosexuals were less likely to be receiving ART treatment.

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health, HIV Epidemiology Section. HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report 2010

California-

Nearly 200,000 Californians have contracted HIV/AIDS and nearly 90,000 have died since the epidemic began in the early 1980s.

California ranks second in the nation in cumulative AIDS cases at 157,719, surpassed only by New York.

Approximately 109,000 Californians are HIV-positive, among whom 69,728 are living with AIDS.

There are up to 7,000 new HIV infections in the state every year.

75.7% of all HIV/AIDS cases occur among gay men, far exceeding the 53% nationally.

Men make up 89.5%. Women account for 9.8% of cases, and transgender persons for 0.6%.

Of all HIV cases, whites account for 46.7% followed by Hispanics at 29.2% and African Americans at 18.9%.

More than 60% of Californians living with HIV reside in Los Angeles County or the San Francisco Bay Area.

Source: California Office of AIDS, AIDS Surveillance Report (as of June 2010)

United States-

Since the AIDS epidemic began in 1981, 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV and 583,298 have died of AIDS-related causes through 2007.

1.1 million Americans are living with HIV (including more than 468,000 with AIDS).

An estimated 21% of people living with HIV are undiagnosed.

Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.

Gay and bisexual men continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection, accounting for an estimated 53% of new HIV infections.

African-Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. Blacks accounted for 45% of new HIV infections in 2006 and 47% of those living with the disease, yet they make up only 12% of the U.S. population. Latinos account for 17% of new infections yet comprise 15% of the U.S. population, while whites represent 35% of new infections and account for 66% of the total population.

The AIDS case rate for African Americans is more than 9 times that of whites, and the HIV rate is 7 times greater among blacks than whites. Survival after an AIDS diagnosis is lower for blacks than any other racial/ethnic group.

Young adults and teens between 13 and 29 represent 34% of new HIV infections, the largest share of any age group. Black teens are disproportionately affected, representing 68% of reported AIDS cases among 13 to 19-year-olds in 2007.

Women now account for 27% of HIV infections, with 280,000 women living with HIV and AIDS. Black women accounted for 65% of new AIDS cases among women in 2007 and the largest share of new HIV infections (61%).

New infections due to injection drug use have declined by about 80% since the mid-to-late 1990s, accounting for 12% of new infections in 2006.

71% of all AIDS cases reported since the beginning of the epidemic are concentrated in 10 states or territories. While the District of Columbia has the highest AIDS case rate (148.1 per 100,000 in 2007), the states of New York (17.6%), California (14.4%) and Florida (10.6%) have the most cumulative AIDS cases.
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