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Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council

1715 Common Street  
Lake Charles, LA 70601-6135  


Humans Involved in Victory over AIDS

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In November of 1990 a small group of kind-hearted committed citizens created the Humans Involved in Victory over AIDS (HIV/AIDS) Committee to raise money to help persons in the Lake Charles area who were living with AIDS.  Just one month later, In December of that year, they held the first annual Holiday Benefit Gala and Auction.  Since that time the HIV/AIDS Committee has raised over $450,000 through their annual Benefit Gala and Auction.  These monies have helped to provide assistance with food, medications, housing, utilities, eye and dental care, and other needed services and assistance to hundreds of people in Southwest Louisiana who are living with HIV and AIDS and to their families and loved ones. As of 2010, the Gala Fundraiser has transitioned to Dining Out for Life.  See the Gala Page for more information.