The Florida Department of Health in Leon County Joins Partners for Exhibition Recognizing World AIDS Day 2021
November 22, 2021
Florida Department of Health in Leon County Joins Partners for Health Exhibition Recognizing World AIDS Day 2021
November 22, 2021
Florida Department of Health in Leon County Joins Key Community Partners in Recognizing World AIDS Day 2021
Tallahassee, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Health in Leon County (DOH Leon) joins key community partners: Gilead Sciences, Neighborhood Medical Center, Bond Community Health Center, The Minority Alliance for Advocating Community Awareness & Action (MAACA), WellCare of Florida, and Clear Health Alliance for a Health and Wellness Exhibition on Wednesday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at:
The event showcases:
What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day takes place on December 1st each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide 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.
The theme in the United States for the 2021 observance is Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice.
Why is World AIDS Day Important?
Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. 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.
Protect yourself. Get tested. Know your status. Learn what’s next.
The Florida Department of Health in Leon County offers free and confidential HIV testing. Call 850-404-6240 for more information.