National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7th

Almost 10 years old, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was founded by five national organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1999 to provide capacity building assistance to Black communities and organizations. The founding five organizations are: Concerned Black Men, Inc. of Philadelphia; Health Watch Information and Promotion Services, Inc.; Jackson State University - Mississippi Urban Research Center; National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council; and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7th of every year, is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. There are four specific focal points: education, testing, involvement, and treatment. Educationally, the focus is to get Blacks educated on the basics of HIV/AIDS in their local communities. Testing is at the core of this initiative, as it is hoped that Blacks will mark February 7th of every year as their annual or bi-annual day to get tested for HIV. This is for those who are sexually active and those at high risk of contracting HIV. When it comes to community and organization leadership, getting Blacks involved to serve is another key focus. And lastly, for those living with HIV or newly testing positive for the virus, getting them connected to treatment and care services becomes paramount.

Locally, you can get tested at the following South Florida locations:

CITY NBHAAD PLANNER ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
Dania Beach

Dreammaker 1980, Inc
Marie Bonamy,
Chief Financial Officer
398 E Dania Beach Boulevard, #434
Dania Beach, Florida 33004

Office: 754-244-6152
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Community Forum
  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • Other: Red Carpet Talent Showcase
Fort Lauderdale

Holy Cross Hospital
Kim Saiswick,
Director Community Outreach
4725 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

Office:  954-771-8640
Fax: 954-771-7952
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webhttp://www.holy-cross.com

  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
Fort Lauderdale

Seagull Alternative High School SADD
Hedy Weinstein,
RN
425 SW 28th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315

Office: 754-321-7300
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Radio Broadcast
Fort Lauderdale

Broward County Health Department
Donna Markland,

Regional Minority AIDS Coordinator
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315

Office: 954-467-4730
Fax: 954-762-3999
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.browardchd.org/

  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • Additional Comments: So far we have 23 testing
    sites available in Broward County, 18 of which
    will offer rapid testing.
Fort Lauderdale

Broward Health
Ethia Miller,
Early Intervention Project Coordinator
111 W Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Office:  954-527-6064
Fax:  954-467-9587
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • HIV Testing
  • Other:  We will provide HIV testing and counseling.
    Educational material will be available.
Fort Lauderdale

Urban League of Broward County
Gabrielle Tunnage
Director Youth Development, Health and Education
11 Northwest 36th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Office:  954-625-2549
Fax:  954-584-4413
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:  http://www.ulbroward.org

  • HIV Testing
  • Other:  Distribute materials
Fort Lauderdale

Broward Health Medical Center and Community Health Services
Dr. J. Arenas-Chico,
Coordinator Services
303 SE 17th Street, Suite 507
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Office: 954-831-2706
Fax: 954-831-2707
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.Browardhealth.org

  • ACBA THM
  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • Newspaper Article
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Other:  Five locations where our Primary Care Centers are located, in Broward County, Florida.
  • Additional Comments:  Free Testing , giveaways and other health screenings...daily.
Fort Lauderdale

Broward Health-Seventh Avenue Family Health Center
Kim Hornak, LCSW,
Behavioral Health Supervisor
200 NW 7th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Office: 954-759-6740
Fax: 954-759-6735
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.browardhealth.org

  • HIV Testing
  • Other:  Educational material will be available.
Key West

AIDS HELP
Hayward Magby,
SAMSHA Program Coordinator
1434 Kennedy Drive
Post Office Box 4374
Key West, Florida 33040

Office: 305-296-6196
Fax: 305-296-6337
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.aidshelp.cc

  • Community Forum
  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • March/Rally
  • Mayoral Proclamation
  • Newspaper Article
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Radio Broadcast
  • TV/Cable Programming
Miami

Nspired By U
Metris Batts,
President
7801 NE 4th Court
Miami, Florida 33138

Office: 305-785-4309
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.nspiredbyu.com

  • Public Service Announcement
Miami

Empower "U", Inc.
Stephanie Samuel,
Social Marketing Coordinator
8309 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33147

Office: 786-318-2337
Fax : 786-318-2339
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: http://www.empower-u-miami.org

  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • Newspaper Article
  • March/Rally
  • Mayoral Proclamation
  • Public Service Announcement
Miami

Miami Palmetto Senior High
Joyce Brislawn,
HIV Peer Educators Club Sponsor
7460 SW 118TH Street
Miami, Florida 33156

Office: 305-235-1360 x2327
Fax: 305-378-9724
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Art Competition
  • March/Rally
  • Newspaper Article
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Other
  • Other: information booths set up for students during lunch time.

 


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