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AIDS Walk Set For This Weekend

The 16th annual AIDS Walk will be held Sunday in downtown Louisville.Organizer Brad Hampton this is Kentucky's largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness event, but contributions have dropped off by more than 40% since 2001. Meanwhile, the number of H-I-V/AIDS patients has sharply increased."We have had remarkable success with medical treatment and medications that have helped people that are living with HIV/AIDS live longer, some people but that also means there's a growing need for the services we provide," Hampton said.The AIDS Walk and related activities begin at 3:00pm Sunday on the Belvedere.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.