Year: 2022

SAVE THE DATE: 10.20.2022

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Back by popular demand, Battle of the Bartenders formally Bar Wars: The Carnival will be in town on October 20th, let’s all celebrate the best cocktail creations in town created and served by some of our absolute best bartenders around.

This year 15 vendors will be competing for top prizes all while celebrating our theme: Carnival! Get your tickets and “STEP RIGHT UP” for games, drinks, and food.

Sample and vote on your favorite cocktail creation while raising money to support Other Options, the only food pantry in Oklahoma for people affected by HIV.

October 2nd, 2022 at the Myriad Gardens

Join AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City as we come together for the 24th Annual Walk & Festival!

Our FREE family friendly event is open to all members of the community so that we can bring awareness to HIV/AIDS in our community. Vendors, live music and local entertainment will start at 12pm on the Devon Lawn of the Myriad Gardens. The one-mile walk will start promptly at 2:00pm.

We highly encourage organizations/local businesses/friend groups/etc to create Walk-Teams on our registration website (click the button above). This is a great way to engage those around you and raise funds for the ongoing HIV/AIDS efforts in Oklahoma City. Message AIDS Walk OKC for assistance in creating your walk team.

This is an opportunity to the community to remember those we have lost throughout the AIDS Epidemic, celebrate those living with HIV, and raise funds for organizations offering support and prevention services.

AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City (aidswalkokc.org)

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What are the symptoms of monkeypox?

Monkeypox may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. Headache, muscle and backache, chills, and exhaustion can also be present. A painful rash develops and goes through several stages including fluid and pus-filled blisters that eventually get crusty, scab over, and fall off.

Can monkeypox spread through sex?

Monkeypox can spread through any type of skin-to-skin contact with an infected person including, but not limited to, sexual contact. At this point, it is not known if monkeypox virus will spread through semen or vaginal fluids. However, the rash can look similar to symptoms of STIs such as herpes and syphilis. Mouth-to-skin contact can spread monkeypox when blisters are present. Condoms may not prevent the spread of monkeypox.

What should I do if I think I have monkeypox?

If you think you have monkeypox, contact the OSDH Epi-on-Call at 405-426-8710 for a free confidential consultation, or your healthcare provider for advice, testing, and medical care. Self-isolate away from others to protect them from infection. Cover all possible blisters (e.g., wearing clothing over the rash).

What should I do if I am a contact to a confirmed
monkeypox case?

Close contacts to someone who has monkeypox may be eligible for post-exposure vaccination to prevent illness. For close contact consultation, call the OSDH Epi-on-Call at 405-426-8710. Monitor yourself for symptoms for 21days from exposure. If symptoms develop, self-isolate away from others and contact the OSDH Epi-on-Call or your healthcare provider for advice and testing.