MIAMI – In an effort to bring awareness to the community and as part of the third annual Getting 2 Zero Miami-Dade Awareness Campaign, the Office of Community Advocacy, AIGA Miami, and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County are hosting a PosterFest Design for Good Pop-UP Art Exhibit, where the new 2020 condom wrappers for Miami-Dade County will be unveiled. The event will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at History Miami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida. Speakers will include Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson.
In 2019, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade, AIGA Miami, and the Wolfsonian—FIU challenged local designers to create posters that would address South Florida’s devastating HIV / AIDS crisis. In Miami-Dade County, approximately 28,000 people are living with HIV, making this a public health issue that impacts our entire society.
Out of dozens of submissions, ten posters were chosen by a jury of professional designers and public health experts for the PosterFest 2019 Design for Good exhibition. These pieces address HIV from a range of perspectives and demonstrate the importance of education, testing, and prevention. Designers also created packaging for a limited-edition collection of condoms, which will be distributed free of charge to the public by the Department of Health this year. The PosterFest Design for Good Pop-Up aims to spur compassionate conversation, inspire community engagement, and combat stigma; and to celebrate the work of socially engaged design professionals.
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 HIV testing and condoms. Nine new condom wrappers were designed to entice 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 Griselle Marino or follow Getting 2 Zero on Twitter and on Facebook.
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