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NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY

By Isidra Gomes

October 09, 2015

“YOU & I WILL DEFEAT AIDS”  

Naples, Fla. – October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), a day to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS prevention among all Americans, specifically Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States and its territories. HIV testing should be part of routine health care.

HIV infection is a serious threat to the health of the Latino community. In Collier County, Hispanics represent 27% of the total population and historically they account for 26% of cumulative HIV/AIDS cases. However, 31% of those currently living with HIV/AIDS in Collier are individuals of Hispanic origin.

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County is proud to sponsor the following FREE testing events celebrating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day from October 12th through October 16th.

October 12 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center 8am - 4pm
October 13 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center 8am - 4pm
October 14 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center
FREE Rapid HIV Testing with free Hepatitis & STD Screenings: DOH-Collier Naples and Immokalee
8am - 4pm

8am - 4pm
October 15 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center
FREE Rapid HIV Testing with free Hepatitis & STD Screenings: DOH-Collier Naples and Immokalee
8am - 4pm

8am - 4pm
October 16 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Feather Medical Center 8am - 4pm
For more information about these events, please contact:
DOH-Collier Naples: 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Building H; Call (239) 252-8593
DOH-Collier Immokalee: 419 North First Street, Immokalee; Call (239) 252-7300
Marion E. Fether Medical Center: 1454 Madison Ave, Immokalee; Call (239) 658-3000
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