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November 25, 2014

World AIDS Day – December 1

World AIDS Day (WAD) is celebrated on December 1st each year around the world. While the theme of the World AIDS Day Campaign 2011-2015 is “Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS-Related deaths”, the 2014 U.S. theme for WAD is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation”. World AIDS Day provides an opportunity to address HIV/AIDS disparities, HIV related stigma, blame, and spark dialogue about stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS among all populations.  The observance of WAD has become one of the most recognized health awareness days worldwide. WAD provides a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.

The HIV/AIDS Section encourages you to observe WAD in your community.  Below is a list of activities the HIV/AIDS Section is promoting for World AIDS Day 2014:

  • The third annual Red Ribbon display at the State Capitol
    There will be a 20 foot red ribbon on display at the Capitol the week leading up to World AIDS Day (WAD) to draw the public’s interest in WAD and the meaning behind the awareness day. The ribbon will be on display from November 24th – December 2nd.  The purpose of the ribbon is to serve as a silent display of remembrance for those who have died from AIDS and to spark the discussion of HIV prevention.  We ask that the display is not touched but welcome CBOs, faith groups, and student groups to gather at the ribbon during the week or on World AIDS Day.
  • World AIDS Day Toolkit
    The HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program designed the toolkit to assist individuals and organizations in their planning of WAD events and activities. –> World AIDS Day Toolkit
  • Getting to Zero on Facebook
    Participate in the Getting to Zero campaign on Facebook by: 1.) Download your “Getting to Zero” sign and write what /why you want to help reduce the amount of HIV/AIDS cases in Florida, 2.) Snap a picture of yourself or your group holding your sign, 3.) Share your picture by uploading it to our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wemakethechange)
  • Go Red on Twitter
    Join the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program by going red on Twitter for World AIDS DAY. To find out how visit: http://www.wemakethechange.com/worldaidsday/
  • World AIDS Day Virtual Memorial
    A digital AIDS memorial that serves as a remembrance for those who died of the disease. The access the virtual memorial visit: http://www.wemakethechange.com/worldaidsday/
  • WAD 2014 Materials
    Supporting materials for the WAD 2014 theme can be found at: http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/posters-tools.html.

November 14, 2014

The Faces of HIV To Spend World AIDS Day and The Rest of December in Miami

To mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2014, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade will honor those lost to HIV and AIDS with a special installation of its award-winning Faces of HIV Art Exhibit.   Faces of HIV depicts the lives of Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS through larger-than-life portraits, accompanied

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October 16, 2014

Faces of HIV Kicks off Tour in Tampa

  The Faces of HIV Mobile Art Exhibit kicks off its most recent tour with two shows in Tampa. Residents of Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas are invited to experience the touching stories, captivating portraits and inspiring journals.   First the exhibit will be part of the Conga Caliente Celebration of Hispanic Arts and

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October 10, 2014

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The 2014 theme is ‘To End AIDS, Commit to Act’ – ‘Para Acabar con el SIDA, Comprometete a Actuar. The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) , the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in

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October 10, 2014

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September 24, 2014

Indian River County HIV/AIDS Awareness Network

Location: Vero Beach Community Center 2266 14th Ave, Vero Beach

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