Each year on December 1, Care Resource commemorates World AIDS Day. This is 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 passed on from AIDS-related illnesses.
World AIDS Day reminds everyone that HIV has not gone away. It is crucial to increase awareness, fight prejudice, improve education, and raise funding for prevention and research. Globally there are an estimated 38 million people who are living with HIV. Since being identified in 1984, 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS-related illnesses.
Fighting HIV and AIDS is embedded in the DNA of Care Resource. The health center continues to adapt to the ever-changing challenges to ensure its patients receive the life-saving services they need. The health centers and their community outreach teams continue to provide no-cost HIV testing, affordable treatment, and prevention services to the South Florida community. They have expanded their efforts to include mobile community testing and at-home HIV testing options.
Care Resource’s mobile testing vans will be at the following locations the week of World AIDS Day:
- Thursday, December 2
- Miami Jackson Sr. High School, 1751 NW 36 St., Miami, FL 33142, (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
- Friday, December 3
- Consulate General of Colombia, 280 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
- Walgreens, 750 NW 119th St., Miami, FL 33168 (12:00 PM – 6:30 PM)
Moreover, Care Resource is providing giveaways for individuals who receive an HIV test at one of their health centers. For more information on testing visit: https://careresource.org/testing-hours-locations/
Care Resource is also participating in the below community events. Mark your calendar, learn your status, and help create an AIDS-FREE generation.
- Shade of RED: World Aids Day Awareness RUNWAY | Friday, December 3, (6:00 PM)
- Pridelines, 6360 NE 4th Ct., Miami, FL 33138
- Tickets: http://lamajcompany.com/welcome/product/shade-of-red-runway-show/
- Rock The Ribbon | Wednesday, December 1, (8:30 AM – 10:00 AM)
- The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
In addition, as part of World AIDS Day, The Florida Department of Health is partnering with Care Resource to engage and educate the youth of South Florida in the World AIDS Day TikTok Challenge. High school students are encouraged to create a TikTok on World AIDS Day with an HIV prevention message or a call to action. Participants can enter in groups of up to five (5) and win $10, $25, or $50 each! Visit the official website for official rules and entry instructions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XPTRJWC
Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). We offer no-cost, confidential HIV counseling and rapid testing to everyone. We also provide comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of our pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. Our health centers are located in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. Visit careresource.org for more information.