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Heroes in the Fight: David’s Journey

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Each month in San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Status newsletter, we profile a hero in the fight against HIV—a researcher working to stop the disease, a staff member improving health in our community, a dedicated donor, or someone living with HIV who’s an inspiration to everyone around them.

This month we profile David Duncan, a Positive Pedaler and longtime supporter of AIDS/LifeCycle. Read David’s story, excerpted below and available in full here, and be inspired.

David’s Journey

…David first got involved with the ride in 1995, when it was the California AIDS Ride. He volunteered at orientation day, getting cyclists prepared to hit the road.

“I couldn’t believe the enthusiasm and the spirit of the participants,” said David. “It was completely infectious to be in that environment, even for just a few hours. I was hooked instantly.”

David went home and immediately decided he would ride next year. He looked forward to joining the community of passionate and dedicated people.

Shortly after registering for the California AIDS Ride in 1996, David found out he was HIV positive. In an instant, his reasons for riding completely changed….

Click here to read the full story of David’s life-changing ride, and learn how he plans to celebrate when we finally achieve a cure for AIDS.

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