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DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 03, 2019

Contact:
Communications Office
786-336-1276

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 events.

 

Date:  October 11, 2019
Event: Iniciativa Hispana-Fiesta de la Salud NLAAD Kick-Off Celebration
HIV Testing, Health Resources and more.
Address:  Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center
1465 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Time: 6:00p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

  

Date:  October 15, 2019
Event: Ride Along, Ask Along- Miami Trolley Initiative
STD and HIV Testing and PrEP Referrals
Address: CVS y Mas
1177 SW 8th Street Miami FL 33130
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

 

Date:  October 19, 2019
Event: NLAAD Health Fair
STD and HIV Testing and Health Screenings
Address: Domino Park Plaza
801 SW 15th Ave, Miami, FL 33135
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

 

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is celebrated on October 15th. This year marks the sixteenth 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, “Living with HIV or not..we’re fighting this together,” helps address that people with or without HIV have a say in ending HIV and stopping new diagnoses. This year’s campaign was designed to break the stigma that only one group has the responsibility to end HIV.

Using existing prevention tools can help our community get to zero. This NLAAD remember to: take the HIV test, consider PrEP as a prevention option, stay on 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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