Media Release

National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:00 AM
12:40 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On Tuesday October 14th, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, the Alachua County Health Department will be observing National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  This year's theme is "Knowledge is Power.  Get the Facts.  Get Tested for HIV."  In support of this important public health initiative, the Alachua County Health Department, located at 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, will be providing free HIV/STD testing in addition to offering free and confidential HIV counseling. The free tests utilize the OraQuick Advance finger stick test and citizens will only have to wait 20 minutes for their HIV results.  Please call 334-7960 to schedule a free and confidential HIV OraQuick test.  Other Sexually Transmitted Disease information and screening will also be available.

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The goal of the Alachua County Health Department is to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health and safety of all citizens and visitors.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).