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DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 05, 2018

Miami, Fla. – In recognition of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and local partners will host three free community awareness and HIV/STD testing events.

Date:  October 10, 2017
Event: Take the Train…Take the Test at Allapattah Metrorail Station 
STD and HIV Testing
Address:  3501 NW 12th Avenue, Miami Florida 33127
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Date:  October 12, 2018
Event: Iniciativa Hispana-Fiesta de la Salud
STD and HIV Testing and Health Fair
Address:  Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center- 1465 SW 8 St. Miami, FL 33135
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Date:  October 15, 2018
Event: Ride Along, Ask Along-Trolley Initiative
STD and HIV Testing and PrEP Referrals
Address: Brickell Station-1001 SW First Ave. Miami, FL 33130
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is celebrated on October 15th. This year marks the fifteenth year of what has become the annual observance to raise awareness on the impact of HIV and AIDS on Latino communities. This year’s theme, “Ending HIV is everyone’s job,” speaks to everyone who is willing to invest their energy in eliminating new HIV infections and helping persons living with HIV to achieve viral suppression.

Using existing prevention tools can help our community get to zero. This NLAAD remember to: take the HIV test, consider PrEP as a prevention treatment, keep the HIV treatment to become and stay undetectable and use condoms.

For more information, please visit www.flhealth.gov and www.testmiami.org or contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s HIV/AIDS Program at 305-643-7420. For print materials visit:  www.nlaad.org.

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