2019 is shaping up to be a big year for HIV / AIDs. With advancements in treatments and preventative options, HIV transmission and disease progression can be entirely eliminated. Here in the U.S., new national programs are kicking off to make this happen. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, that dream is still far from being a reality. With the incidence of HIV infection exceeding 20% in large parts of South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, and more, we need more resources and attention to end a thoroughly avoidable epidemic. This June, I am continuing my advocacy for and support of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), which focuses on supporting community organizations throughout sub-Saharan Africa to provide education, preventative care, and treatment options to African youth to eliminate the scourge of HIV. This June, I am running over 500 miles in 10 days from Santa Monica Pier to San Francisco's Ferry Building to help raise funds and awareness for CTAOP. Join me as I run California coast dreaming of a world where we've conquered HIV once and for all!