DOH-MIAMI-DADE RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

June 4, 2018

 

Miami, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes June 8 as the annual observance of National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The goal of the day is to provide Caribbean-Americans the resources they need to reduce the spread of HIV; including health education, testing and the opportunities to get involved. This awareness day is however a part of a larger drive to get Caribbean-Americans more involved in their overall health.

 

In commemoration of National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, DOH-Miami-Dade will host 3 the following events:

 

June 5:  Educational Table at the Consulate General of Jamaica

Event:   Educational table and information

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Address: 25 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 609, Miami, FL 33131

 

June 8:  HIV and STD Testing and Outreach at Caraf Gas Station

Event:   HIV and STD Testing and Outreach

Time:  3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Address: 13705 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168

 

June 29:  HIV and STD Testing and Outreach at Viernes Culturales

Event:   HIV and STD Testing and Outreach

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Address: 1400 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135

 

Key Steps to Reducing HIV and AIDS

  • 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.wemakethechange.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.

 

Contact:
Communications Office
786-336-1276

 

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