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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Public Health Communicaitons

February 05, 2018

Palm Beach County, FL—A disproportionate number of people infected with HIV/AIDS are from the black non-Hispanic communities in Palm Beach County. Each year in an effort to encourage testing and generate awareness about HIV/AIDS, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is celebrated on February 7.

In the county the rate of HIV/AIDS infected in the black community is 68.3 per 100,000. By contrast the white non-Hispanic community has an infection rate of 21.9 per 100,000. NBHAAD is a day of action to educate the black community on this disparity, get individuals tested and get those in need into treatment.

Scheduled Events for 2018:

Sponsoring Agency: COMPASS, Inc.

Date/Time:  2/6/18, 6 pm

Location: 201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Event: Community Education and Dinner (RSVP REQUIRED)

Contact: Alejandro, call (561) 533-9699 ext. 4003, fax (561) 318-6671 or email alejandro@compassglcc.com

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare, Level Up program

Date/Time:  2/7/18, 10:00 am – 4 pm

Location: PBSC Palm Beach Gardens- Student Center, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Event: Free HIV testing, music, and education H

Contact: Brittany or Shayla (561) 472-2466

Sponsoring Agency: Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County

Date/Time:  2/7/18, 1 pm

Location: Special Needs Room- 1150 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Event: NBHAAD Luncheon. Community, food, fun, and prizes.

Contact: Rosie Hayes (561) 514-5511

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare, Level Up program

Date/Time:  2/8/18, 10:30 am – 1 pm

Location: PBSC Boca Raton Rm. AD 108, 801 State College Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Event: Free HIV testing, music, and education H

Contact: Brittany or Shayla (561) 472-2466

 

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