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Red Tie Night returns to OKC on March 4

Red Tie Night returns to OKC on March 4

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund event raises funds for grants to help Oklahomans infected with HIV and AIDS.


OACF, 1219 Creative team up for World AIDS Day art show

Participating artists are encouraged to make a donation to Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund after the show.

Jenny Archer packs condom kits to be distributed during OKC Pride Week. | Photo Laura Eastes

Community organizations stand up for HIV education and prevention

A 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation report shows 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV.

Living with AIDS

Whitney Karby and her youngest daughter, Rianna Whitney Karby, a 39-year-old mother of six and grandmother of three, learned she had HIV in spring 2008. That’s when the Oklahoma City- County Health Department notified her that she had been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. “I was pregnant with my youngest daughter at the time,”

In the Red

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Red Tie Night, hosted by the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) and founded by Jackie and Barbara Cooper in 1991. Today, Red Tie Night is Oklahoma’s biggest single-evening fundraiser. At this year’s event, Gov. Mary Fallin will present the Coopers and other founding members with a commendation honoring

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