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World AIDS Day Events 2016

By Public Health Communications

November 28, 2016

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL-The World Health Organization and the United Nations first declared December 1 as World AIDS Day over 25 years ago.  During that time much has been done to create awareness, save lives and slow the spread of the disease. For the world to get to zero infections much still needs to be done. 

 Free testing events, memorials to those who have died, and candlelight vigils will take place at several locations throughout the county in honor of World AIDS Day. 

 Florida Health Palm Beach County Health Centers located in Delray Beach, Lantana, West Palm Beach and Belle Glade offer testing and counseling throughout the year. Other organizations like COMPASS, FoundCare, Community Health Centers, CAP, Genesis Health Center and numerous other clinics, and medical practitioners will be participating. Further information can be obtained at www.flhealthpalmbeach.com or www.floridahealth.gov.

2016 World AIDS Week Palm Beach County: Schedule of Events

Tuesday November 15 – 30

Event: Red Ribbon Distribution to Glades area Businesses

Sponsoring Agency: Glades area HIV/AIDS organizations

Contact: Sandra Daniels Stewart, (561) 755-2439

Tuesday November 29

Event: Lights On in the Community – Glades Western Communities’ residents are asked to leave your front and back porch Lights On all day and drive with your vehicle Headlights On.

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: Light House Café, 400 SW Avenue B Place, Belle Glade, 33430

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing; The Light House Café is a soup kitchen providing sustenance for the body and soul by caring hands

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Wednesday November 30

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: FoundCare, 1500-A NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 10

Event: The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt display of 132 panels

Sponsoring Agency:  Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460

Feature: The AIDS Memorial Quilt, in its 28th year, is the largest on-going community arts project in the world, and one of the first and most powerful tools in HIV Prevention  561-533-9699

Thursday December 1

Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County

Event Location: 1150 45th St, West Palm Beach 33407

Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more info: (561) 514-5300

Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County

Location: 1250 Southwinds Dr, Lantana 33462

Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more info: (561) 547-6800

Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County

Location: 225 S Congress Ave, Delray Beach 33445

Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more info: (561) 274-3100

Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County

Location: 38754 SR 80, Belle Glade 33430

Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more info: (561) 983-9220

 

Event: Let the Red Be Tested

Sponsoring Agency: Caridad Center

Event Location: Caridad, 8645 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach 33472

Feature: HIV Testing and Education, Raffles and Music

Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Contact: (561) 737-6336

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: FoundCare, 2330 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach 33406

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing

Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: FoundCare, 1500-A NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: Partnership for a Drug-free Community of South Florida

Event Location: 1489 N Military Trail, Suite 216, West Palm Beach 33409

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing + Free Gift in Honor of World AIDS Day

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact: Call (561) 632-5663 to make an appointment! 

Event: World AIDS Day Commemoration

Sponsoring Agency: Families First of Palm Beach County – TOPWA

Event Location: BRIDGES at Lake Park, 1411 10th Street, Lake Park 33403

Feature: HIV Testing, Pregnancy Testing, and Education

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact: Jeannette Tomici, (561) 318-4225, or jtomici@familiesfirstpbc.org

Event: World AIDS Day Table + Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: Palm Beach State College, Gardens Campus, 3160 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens 33410

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing, HIV/AIDS Display Table, Give-a-ways, and DJ Reggie D from 102.3 FM

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Event: World AIDS Day Table + Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth 33461

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing, HIV/AIDS Display Table, Give-a-ways, and DJ Daddy Phatts from 96.3 FM

Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Event: World AIDS Day Candlelight Luncheon

Event Location: Mt. Zion AME Church, 908 SW Avenue B Place, Belle Glade 33430

Feature: Luncheon tickets are $15.

Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact: Sandra Daniels Stewart, (561) 755-2439, Peggy King, (561) 983-2989, or Jessie P. Terry, (561) 202-7712

Event: World AIDS Day Commemoration

Sponsoring Agency: Families First of Palm Beach County – TOPWA

Event Location: Mt. Zion AME Church, 908 SW Avenue B Place, Belle Glade 33430

Feature: Oral HIV Testing, Pregnancy Testing, and Education

Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact: Jeannette Tomici, (561) 318-4225, or jtomici@familiesfirstpbc.org

  

Event: Cookies and Condoms: Know Your Sweeties Status

Sponsoring Agency: Delta Sigma Theta sorority and FoundCare

Event Location: Breathe Lounge, 401 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach 33444

Feature: Keynote Speaker, Kathryn Quinn Paton, and Rapid HIV Testing

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: Genesis Community Health

Event Location: BRIDGES at Boynton Beach, 223 NW 12th Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435

Feature: HIV/AIDS Education and Rapid HIV Testing 

Time:  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Contact: Wisny Marcellus, (561) 806-6835 ext. 213

Event: A Night of Remembrance Reception

Sponsoring Agency: Compass

Event Location: Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460

Feature: Candlelight Vigil and Calling of Names to commemorate and honor those we have lost to HIV/AIDS; Live performance by Voices of Pride, The Gay Men’s Chorus of the Palm Beaches; and NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Panel display

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact: (561) 533-9699, or www.compassglcc.com  

Event: HIV/AIDS Informational Panel

Sponsoring Agency: Florida Atlantic University Campus Life and Spectrum

Event Location: 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter 33458

Feature: Panel Discussion to dispel misconceptions and spread knowledge about HIV/AIDS; event closed to public, for FAU students only

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact: Anna Riso, ariso2014@fau.edu

Friday December 2

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: FoundCare, 2330 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach 33406

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing

Time: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: FoundCare, 1500-A NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: Partnership for a Drug-free Community of South Florida

Event Location: 1489 N Military Trail, Suite 216, West Palm Beach 33409

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing + Free Gift in Honor of World AIDS Day

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Contact: Call (561) 632-5663 to make an appointment!

 

Saturday December 3

Event: Motorcycle Ride-4-Life & Wellness Expo 2016

Sponsoring Agency:  Minority AIDS Initiative Network (M.A.I.N., Inc.)

Event Location and Time: Wellness Expo at Riviera Beach Heights Community Garden, 1010 10th Street, Riviera Beach, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Feature: Health Screenings, Food, Snow Cones, Face Painting, Bounce House, Chair Massages, and Raffles. Come out and see the Riviera Beach Fire Engine and Police Department Command Unit, and see the motorcycles Ride-4-Life!

Contact: Elizabeth Robinson, (561) 201-4009

Thursday December 8 

Event: Reception Dinner, sponsored by Merck

Sponsoring Agency: Compass

Event Location: Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460

Feature: Tour of the Quilt and Program by Compass’ Health Services Staff

Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Contact: RSVP required, patrice@compassglcc.com, (561) 533-9699  

Friday December 9

Event: Movie Screening, “It’s Not Over”

Sponsoring Agency: Compass

Event Location: Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460

Feature: Post-movie youth peer-led discussion about HIV/AIDS

Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Contact: (561) 533-9699, or www.compassglcc.com

Tuesday December 13

Event: HIV Testing

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Event Location: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 S Barfield Hwy, Suite 102, Pahokee 33476

Feature: Rapid HIV Testing

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140