South Florida Hosts HIV/AIDS Awareness Events in February

In commemoration of Feb. 7as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative is being offered this month in South Florida. resizeimage 4NBHAAD, founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in African American communities, will offer the following events hosted by the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County:

Feb. 6, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Free HIV/STD and Hepatitis C screenings at 10151 N.W. 19th Ave., Miami.

Feb. 7, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – “Take the Train…Take the Test!” - Free HIV testing at multiple Metrorail stations, including:

  • Government Center Metrorail Station, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami;
  • Culmer Metrorail Station, 701 N.W. 11th St., Miami; and
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Metrorail Station, 6205 N.W. 27thAve., Miami.

Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Community Resource Fair, featuring free HIV/STD testing and other screenings, Small Business Bazaar of black businesses and Poppin the Lock – a Hip Hop Cypher with live performances at675 Ali Baba Ave.,Opa-locka.

For more information, call 305-643-7420. To learn where to get tested, visit or