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DOH-Miami-Dade Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 16, 2021

 

Contact:
Communications Office
786-336-1276

Miami – In observance of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – May 18th, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, the Miami Collaborative MSM Workgroup and community partners will host a free online webinar.

Event:2021 HIV Vaccine Update

Date:   Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration:https://latinoaids-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VvSmMEJaR_-XxZ4WibzZ0g 

Please join us on Zoom to learn more about the state HIV vaccine development.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is a day to recognize the volunteers, community members, and researchers working to find a safe and effective vaccine to prevent HIV.  It is also a day to educate communities about the importance of HIV vaccine research, vaccine development and vaccines in general. Such a vaccine, along with existing HIV treatment and prevention strategies, will help achieve the goal of Ending the HIV Epidemic. Getting tested, linked to care, and treated for HIV can prevent new infections. The good news is that there are now many highly effective, well-tolerated HIV treatment options.  Everyone should know their HIV status and know how to prevent transmission. If negative, learn about HIV prevention options, including new biomedical interventions: PrEP & nPEP.   If positive, HIV treatment can lead to a long healthy life and prevent sexual transmission of HIV.  #HVAD  #EndHIVEpidemic  

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:  knowyourhivstatus.com  or  cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/vaccineday.html

 

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