MIAMI – The Office of Community Advocacy recognizes the third annual Getting 2 Zero Miami-Dade Awareness Campaign. In partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, our office will host a health fair in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to be tested for various health screenings free of charge. This year’s campaign ends on Feb. 26, 2020.
Miami-Dade County has the highest HIV infection rates in the U.S. There are approximately 28,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the County.
In 2017, resolution 622-17 declared the third week in February as "Getting 2 Zero Miami-Dade County Awareness Week" with the goal to get to zero new HIV/AIDS cases, zero AIDS related deaths, zero stigma, and zero discrimination. In 2018, Miami-Dade County launched branded condoms, which are available free of charge through our partners in the campaign, the Florida Department of Health. This year’s campaign focuses on HIV testing and condoms. Nine new condom wrappers were designed to encourage the community to use them.
Visit the Getting 2 Zero page to learn about the free distribution of condoms and to see this year’s campaign calendar as there are numerous events in Miami-Dade County. 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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