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DOH-Miami-Dade Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 03, 2017

Miami, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7, a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative. The theme this year is “I am my Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS!”


This marks the 17th year of NBHAAD, founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in African American communities.


The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County will be hosting the following events:


February 4: Testing in Florida City
Event: HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing
Address: NW 16th Street and 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


February 7: Take the Train…Take the Test at the Brownsville Metrorail Station
Event: HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing
Address: Test Miami Mobile - 5200 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33142
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


February 7: Testing at the Frederica Wilson and Juanita Mann Health Center
Event: HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing
Address: Test Miami Mobile – 2520 NW 75th Street, Miami, Florida 33147
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Key Steps to Reducing HIV and AIDS in Black Populations

  • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and related risks
  • Encourage individuals to be tested for HIV
  • Encourage those living with HIV/AIDS to get into treatment and care to stay healthy
  • Increase youth involvement
  • Reduce barriers to HIV testing, prevention and care by reducing HIV/AIDS stigma

Working together, we can move towards Getting to Zero with no new HIV infections.


For more information, please call 305-643-7420. To learn where to get tested please visit www.testmiami.org or www.wemakethechange.com. Data sources: http://www.nhaad.org
and http://www.floridahealth.gov


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