MIAMI – The Office of Community Advocacy recognizes the second annual Getting 2 Zero Miami-Dade Awareness Campaign starting Feb. 11 until Feb. 23. Our office will be hosting a health fair in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to be tested for various health screenings free of charge. Educational forums of multiple social determinants affecting those living with HIV/AIDS and how they cross paths with other vulnerable populations, HIV and nutrition, opioids and HIV infections, women and PrEP, and mental health will take place from 1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in conference room 18-2.
Miami-Dade County has the highest HIV infection rates in the U.S as of 2017. There are 27,969 people living with HIV/AIDS in the County, plus an additional 4,400 people are not aware of their infection.
Last year, Miami-Dade County launched branded condoms, which are available free of charge through our partners in the campaign, the Florida Department of Health. Visit the Getting 2 Zero page to learn about the free distribution of condoms and to see this year’s campaign calendar.
County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman sponsored resolution 622-17, creating the county-wide awareness campaign which was unanimously approved by the Board of County Commissioners. With the collaboration of the Florida Department of Health, the goal is to get to zero new HIV/AIDS cases, zero AIDS related deaths, zero stigma, and zero discrimination.
For more information, contact Rene Diaz, Office of Community Advocacy Executive Director, or follow Getting 2 Zero on Twitter and on Facebook.
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