OUR MISSION

The mission of Action Cycling Atlanta is to raise awareness and funding for HIV/AIDS vaccine research that will one day eradicate the disease AND to AIDS service organizations that educate the public on HIV/AIDS related issues, work to improve the lives of those affected by the disease and work to reduce the spread of the disease.

This mission is achieved by inspiring our community to work towards a world where HIV/AIDS is part of the human history and not part of its future, using friendship, respect and sportsmanship, to accomplish our goals.

ACA & AV200 ride and associated events will follow
CDC-recommended COVID-19 protocols.

Why Our Mission is Still Relevant

  • Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. have HIV. About 13 percent of them don’t know it and need testing.

  • HIV continues to have a disproportionate impact on certain populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.

  • In 2019, an estimated 34,800 new HIV infections occurred in the United States.

  • New HIV infections declined 8% from 37,800 in 2015 to 34,800 in 2019, after a period of general stability.

  • HIV diagnoses are not evenly distributed across states and regions. The highest rates of new diagnoses continue to occur in the South.

  • According to the CDC, of the estimated 1.2 million people with HIV (diagnosed and undiagnosed) in 2019, about 65.9% received some HIV care, 50.1% were retained in care, and 56.8% were virally suppressed or undetectable.

  • There were an estimated 37.7 million [30.2–45.1 million] people living with HIV at the end of 2020, over two thirds of whom (25.4 million) are in the WHO African Region.

  • South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world (7.5 million).

  • UNAIDS estimates that US$ 29 billion (in constant 2019 United States dollars) will be required for the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, including countries formerly considered to be upper-income countries, in 2025 to get on track to end AIDS as a global public health threat.

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