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DOH Recognizes National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day

January 31, 2019

 

the florida department of health in miami-dade county recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

 

Contact:
Communications Office
786-336-1276

Miami, FL – February 7, 2019 commemorates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a National HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative. NBHAAD was 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:

Date:  Friday, February 1, 2019

Event Activities: “Street Reach, Health Reach”:  Free HIV/STD and Hepatitis C screenings

Address: Walgreens:  6200 NW 7th Avenue, Miami FL 33150

Time: 2:00PM to 6:00PM

 

Date:  Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Event Activities:  Free HIV/STD and Hepatitis C screenings

Address:  10151 NW 19th Ave, Miami, FL 33147

Time: 2:00PM to 6:00PM

 

Date:  Thursday, February 7, 2019

Event Activities: Take the Train…Take the Test!  Free HIV testing at multiple Metrorail stations:

Government Center Metrorail Station:  111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128

Culmer Metrorail Station:  701 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL 33136

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Metrorail Station:  6205 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33147 

Time: 1:00PM to 6:00PM

 

Date:  Saturday, February 9, 2019

Event Activities:  Community Resource Fair featuring free HIV/STD testing and other screenings, Small Business Bazaar of black businesses, and Poppin the Lock – a Hip Hop Cypher with live performances

Address: 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054

Time: 11:00AM to 5:00PM 

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.
  • Disseminate information on the health benefits of condoms, PrEP, and other risk reduction measures. 

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.knowyourhivstatus.com

Data sources: http://www.nhaad.org and http://www.floridahealth.gov

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. 

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