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Southern Illinois AIDS Walk

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CARBONDALE -- Several groups helped raise money as part of the Southern Illinois AIDS walk

Despite the rain, over a hundred people turned out for the walk to help raise awareness for the disease.

This was the 18th year for the walk, and organizers say a lot has changed. 

"It's not a death sentence but its still a chronic disease. so we're offering rapid HIV testing here. We're talking about PREP which is a pill that people can take to prevent HIV if they're at high risk; and we just want to remind people that HIV is still here and its still affecting people in southern Illinois," said AIDS Walk chair, Wally Paynter.

The walk raised over $1500 to support those affected.  

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