Florida Department of Health in Osceola, LGBT+ Center to Host World Aids Day Health Fair Wednesday
World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide and locally to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County, in partnership with the LGBT+ Center Kissimmee, will hold a World Aids Day Health Fair from 10 am to 2 pm at the FDOH in Osceola County Main Campus located at 1875 Fortune Road in Kissimmee.
Services provided at the Health Fair will include:
- Free HIV Testing, with On-site Results
- HIV and STD Education
- PrEP Education
- Free Condoms
There is no appointment necessary to receive services
There will also be numerous vendors explaining the services that the Florida Department of Health in Osceola provides for the community.
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education.