Each year in December, people around the globe observe World AIDS Day. The day provides an opportunity to show solidarity with those affected by HIV/AIDS and memorialize those who have lost their lives to the disease.
To commemorate this day, the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola) is partnering with the LGBT+ Center Kissimmee to host the World AIDS Day Health Fair. This event will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the health department’s main campus located at 1875 Fortune Road in Kissimmee.
During the health fair, free HIV and Hep C testing with on-site results will be available. In addition, there will be HIV and STD education, PrEP education, and free condoms. Attendees will also be able to visit vendor tables to learn about services offered to the community. This event is free and open to the public and no appointments are necessary.
“Testing is key to ending the HIV epidemic,” said Dr. Radu Clincea, Medical Director at the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County. “Early diagnosis, retention in care, and treatment are all interventions that ensure all people with HIV will live healthy, long, and productive lives.”
FDOH-Osceola is proud to work with our community partners, including the LGBT+ Center Kissimmee, to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS in an effort to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida.