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THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN PALM BEACH COUNTY OBSERVES NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY 2022

By Communications Office

June 27, 2022

Contact:

Communications Office

561-671-4014

chd50contactus@flhealth.gov

 

Palm Beach County, Fla. — National HIV Testing Day is observed each year on June 27th to encourage people to be aware of their HIV status. This year’s theme, “HIV testing is an act of self-care,” highlights that testing is key to ending the HIV epidemic. The Florida Department of Health works with community partners throughout the state to help provide all Floridians access to the right tools for learning their HIV status and staying healthy.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 13% of the estimated 1.2 million living with HIV today are not aware of their status. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to preserving health and preventing transmission.

People can reduce their risk for HIV by using appropriate prevention strategies, such as using condoms, getting tested regularly and taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Contact a health care provider to find out if PrEP is recommended for you. People living with HIV who take antiretroviral medication as prescribed and achieve an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners.

Protect yourself. Get tested. Know your status. Learn what is next.

We have the power to both prevent and treat HIV. For more information, call 1-800-FLA-AIDS or visit www.KnowYourHIVStatus.com.

For upcoming Palm Beach County Events - Please see the list below this release.

 

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National HIV Testing Day 2022 - Scheduled Events

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 2330 S. Congress Avenue, Palm Springs FL, 33406

Features: Free HIV/HCV Testing Free Condoms Educational Materials Promotional Items

For more info: Brittany Henry, 561-472-9160 ext. 127, bhenry@foundcare.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 1901 South Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boynton Beach FL, 33426

Features: Free HIV/HCV Testing Free Condoms Educational Materials Promotional Items

For more info: Brittany Henry, 561-472-9160 ext. 127, bhenry@foundcare.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: Caridad Center

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach FL, 33472

Features: Education Class/ HIV-STD-PrEP

Condom Distribution Free HIV Test

For more info: Aydeivis Jean Pierre, 561-737-6363 ext 117, or 561-729-4870, ajeanpierre@caridad.org


Sponsoring Agency: Midway Specialty Care Center – West Palm Beach

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Location: 1515 N. Flagler Dr Suite 120 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Features: Free HIV Testing, Free Condoms and Lube

For more info: Angelica Rivera or Tiffany Elias, 561-249-2279, arivera@midwaycare.org or telias@midwaycare.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: Atrinity Health Center/ Embrace Arms Foundation

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 2677 Forest Hill Blvd, Palm Springs FL, 33406

Features: Free HIV Rapid Test, Free Condoms (Male – Female)

For more info: Dr. Ventricia Harris Victor, 561-855-8647 or 561-880-7051, info.atrinitypbc@gmail.com

 

Sponsoring Agency: Planned Parenthood of South, East, & North Florida

Participating Agency: Planned Parenthood

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 2300 North Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach FL 33409

For more info: Laury Lopez, 561-296-4919, Laury.Lopez@ppsendfl.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: Treatment Outreach Program, Inc.

Participating Agency: Ira’s Pharmacy

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: 4900 Linton Blvd, Delray Beach FL, 33445

Features: Free HIV testing, free condoms, free take home COVID test

For more info: Nicole Rossiter or Bradley Eley, 561-265-5306


Sponsoring Agency: Compass Community Center Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm Location: 201 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Features: Compass will be providing Free HIV testing on site and giveaways to anyone who gets tested!

For more info: Dylan Brooks, 561-533-9699, ext 4004, or 561-358-3434, dylan@compassglcc.com

 

Sponsoring Agency: Compass Community Center

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 6975 S. Congress Ave, Lantana, FL 33462

Features: Compass will be providing Free HIV testing on site, information about Compass services, and giveaways to anyone who gets tested!

For more info: Dylan Brooks, 561-533-9699, ext 4004, or 561-358-3434, dylan@compassglcc.com

 

Sponsoring Agency: Health Council of Southeast Florida

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22 10:00am - 7:00pm

Location: 4560 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach FL, 33417

Features: Free rapid HIV testing, condoms, giveaways Linkage to COVID-19 vaccines

Linkage to opioid prevention resources

For more info: Amanda Stevens, 561-844-4220 ext. 2700 or 561-323-0381, astevens@hcsef.org


Sponsoring Agency: Health Council of Southeast Florida

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22 10:00am - 7:00pm

Location: 2200 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach FL, 33409

Features: Free rapid HIV testing, condoms, giveaways Linkage to COVID-19 vaccines

Linkage to opioid prevention resources

For more info: Amanda Stevens, 561-844-4220 ext. 2700 or 561-323-0381, astevens@hcsef.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 101 N Main St, Belle Glade FL, 33430

Features: Free HIV/HCV Testing Free Condoms Educational Materials Promotional Items

For more info: Brittany Henry, 561-472-9160 ext. 127, bhenry@foundcare.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 2501 Broadway, Riviera Beach FL 33404

Features: Free HIV/HCV Testing Free Condoms Educational Materials Promotional Items

For more info: Brittany Henry, 561-472-9160 ext. 127, bhenry@foundcare.org


Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 105 E Ocean Ave, Lantana FL 33462

Features: Free HIV/HCV Testing Free Condoms Educational Materials Promotional Items

For more info: Brittany Henry, 561-472-9160 ext. 127, bhenry@foundcare.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation Inc USA

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 4020 S. Jog Road, Lake Worth FL, 33467

Features: One Free Test & One Free Pad (Menstrual Hygiene)

For more info: Pierrette J Cazeau, 561-577-2698, info@hcrff.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation Inc USA

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 399 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Features: One Free Test & One Free Pad (Menstrual Hygiene)

For more info: Pierrette J Cazeau, 561-577-2698, info@hcrff.org


Sponsoring Agency: Genesis Community Health

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 1001 SW 2nd Ave, Boca Raton FL, 33432

Features: Free HIV testing, and screening services and HIV/AIDS counseling, information about Genesis

For more info: DeAnna Warren, 561-806-6835, dwarren@gencomhealth.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: Genesis Community Health

Participating Agency: Walgreens

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 1634 S Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach FL, 33435

Features: Free HIV testing, and screening services and HIV/AIDS counseling, information about Genesis

For more info: DeAnna Warren, 561-806-6835, dwarren@gencomhealth.org

 

Sponsoring Agency: Best Choice Medi Clinic

Participating Agency: GTD Medical & Rehabilitation Center

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: 1195 N. Military Trail, Suite 5B, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Features: Free HIV testing and Education

For more info: Alisha Kuttiyani, 305-450-7518, kuttiyania@gmail.com

 

Sponsoring Agency: TOPWA Families First PBC

Participating Agency: Bravo Supermarket Plaza

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: 1260 S. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth Fl 33460

Features: Free HIV and Pregnancy Testing, Raffle’s, and Giveaways!!

For more info: Ashaki Sypher, 561-319-4394, asypher@familiesfirstpbc.org


Sponsoring Agency: Medical Essentials

Participating Agency: Medical Essentials Clinic

Date/Time: 6/27/22, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: 1440 N Federal Highway Suite 18, Delray Beach FL, 33483

Features: HIV rapid tests, Counseling, Education, Mental health Information and list of other resources.

For more info: Leslie Bravo, 561-323-1186 or 954-297-9802, Lbravo@medicalessentials.com