March 2, 2022  – The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (NWPHA) is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy, and community engagement.  The NWPHA is an initiative of the Balm in Gilead.

Beginning Sunday, March 6th – Saturday, March 12, 2022; worship centers such as churches, synagogues, mosques; as well as other faith-based organizations are requested to pause for a moment of prayer for the healing of HIV/AIDS during their worship service where they will provide AIDS information to their communities. This national campaign continues to call men and women of faith to prayer and to take aggressive action in dismantling AIDS stigma; to model unconditional love and compassion to all persons living with and affected by HIV; to disseminate factual HIV education and to engage communities in HIV testing and treatment services.

National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (NWPHA) event

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s STD/HIV Prevention Program will be supporting the following event:

Sing for the Cure Concert Featuring Le’Andria Johnson and choirs from the South Florida area

Health Fair tabling from 5:30PM to 7PM

Concert doors open at 6:15PM.  Event ends at 10PM

Antioch Baptist Church:  21311 NW 34th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.  Registration required on Eventbrite Click here to Register!

Visit www.testmiami.org to find events happening for National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS events and learn how we can end the HIV epidemic together.

For more information, please call 305-643-7420. To learn where to get tested please visit www.testmiami.org or www.knowyourhivstatus.com

Data sources: https://www.balmingilead.org/ and http://www.floridahealth.gov

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