The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County is set to host a pivotal community event on June 27, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their main office, located at 1875 Fortune Road, Kissimmee. This event aims to enhance community awareness about HIV, focusing on its nature, transmission, risk factors, and associated symptoms.

The upcoming event aligns with FDOH-Osceola’s mission to combat the HIV epidemic through education and proactive health measures. Attendees will have access to free HIV testing, a critical tool in the fight against the virus. In addition, home testing kits will be distributed to facilitate ongoing self-assessment and awareness.

During the event, FDOH-Osceola’s staff will be present to provide detailed information about HIV, addressing questions regarding its transmission and impact. The goal is to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to protect themselves and their loved ones, and to encourage open discussions about HIV and its effects.

The initiative underscores the importance of regular testing and awareness as essential components of public health. By offering these resources, FDOH-Osceola hopes to foster a well-informed community that takes active steps toward reducing HIV transmission.

Community members are encouraged to participate in this informative event to gain insights into HIV prevention and management.

For further details about the event, visit the FDOH-Osceola website at or contact their main office at 407-343-2000.