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DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 11, 2020

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 two free community awareness events.

Date:  October 14, 2020

Event: Distribution of Free School Supplies

HIV information and resources

Address:  31220 SW 134 Avenue Homestead, FL 33033

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

 

Date:  October 16, 2020

Event: Iniciativa Hispana’s NLAAD 2020- Fiesta de la Salud

Latinx health discussion and cultural performances

Virtual Zoom Live event will be simulcasted on Facebook Live

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

 

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15th. NLAAD promotes the effective ways to prevent, treat, and stop the spread of HIV among Latinx communities. This year’s theme is “Ending HIV is at your fingertips.” It focuses on the tools already available to respond to – and potentially end – the HIV epidemic. 

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, stay adherent to 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.

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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