Welcome to personal page of Dr. Dan Ketterer for AV200 2020!
3 years, $15000 raised and 2,135 miles on the bike to help end the spread of HIV.
When I started riding in response to worries about cuts in federal funding for HIV research and prevention in 2016, I never thought that being a part of AV200 and AIDS lifecycle would be such a crucial part of my identity and connect me to some amazing people that have the same determination and drive to change the world.
I wanted to remind you all why AV200 is such an important fundraiser to ending HIV in the Atlanta area:
AV200 is one of the only charitable organizations where 100% of the money you donate goes to the charities. Riders and sponsors pay all of the administrative costs of this ride.
AIDS vaccine 200 is one of the only charities that seeks to address ALL issues related to the stopping the HIV epidemic, this includes funding several organizations with different focuses in ending the epidemic.
Jerusalem House-helping families affected by HIV obtain permanent housing. Non-compliance with treatment is strongly associated with homelessness. It's hard to focus on one's health when they don't have stable housing and Jerusalem house strives to improve this.
Positive Impact-Provides HIV testing, low cost treatment, substance abuse and mental health counseling (a huge problem in for the HIV community and one in which there are not many community resources)
Emory Vaccine center-For R+D for developing a preventative and therapeutic HIV vaccine
AID Atlanta-Helping with testing/treatment, Pre-exposure prophylaxis and other STD control for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.
Only by combating HIV by considering the not just the virus itself, but the psychosocial issues that often come in the way of taking effective treatment for HIV, can we help to curb the epidemic in Atlanta. Please consider giving today. All donations are tax deductible. I will also take you to an Atlanta Hawks game and you can be with me in the 6th man section (It's tons of fun!). You will also get access to my exclusive blog for donors which is loaded with pictures and stories from the road. Please join my team today by making a donation!
With all my love,
Dan Ketterer MD
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