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London Marathon bid sees 26 people test for HIV, one for every mile

London Marathon bid sees 26 people test for HIV, one for every mile

G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph has raced passed three big goals today (13 April) – a successful London Marathon finish, a unique challenge to get people tested for HIV and a massive fundraising victory for AIDS.

Joseph was supported by Gay Star News, his own staff and a team of volunteers from Student Pride in his unique marathon effort today.

He managed the race in 4hrs, 14minutes and 48seconds.

And as he passed each mile post, a team from 56 Dean Street clinic in London’s Soho was on hand to test a person for HIV at his G-A-Y Bar.

He also has now passed his initial fundraising target of £250,000 ($418,000 €303,000) for Elton John AIDS Foundation – after four years of challenges ranging from marathons to the Tough Mudder and a 24-hour non-stop cycle ride from London to Manchester.

But Joseph has pledged not to quit. He will keep competing and raising money until there is an AIDS-free world. You can donate here.