In observance of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and local partners will host a bilingual, online community awareness event.
Date: October 15, 2021
Event: NLAAD Fiesta de la Salud Location:
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15th. NLAAD promotes HIV testing and prevention and provides information on access to care in the Latinx community. This year’s theme is “It’s time to act. It’s time to end HIV.” It focuses on the urgency to act both personally and as a community to end the HIV epidemic.
In 2020, 64.5% of new HIV infections in Miami-Dade County were among Latinx. Using existing HIV prevention tools, we can help our community get to zero new HIV infections. This NLAAD take an HIV test to know your status. If negative, learn how HIV is transmitted and what you can do to prevent it including: condoms, PrEP & nPEP. If positive, HIV treatment is easier than ever and can lead to a long, healthy life and prevent sexual transmission to others.
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.