The Hillsborough County Health Department will host its eighth annual World AIDS Day event at the Hillsborough County Health Department, 1105 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Hillsborough County Health Department will be offering FREE HIV and STD testing and confidential counseling as well as educational classes that will be offered throughout the day.
World AIDS Day links communities across the globe in an international effort to draw attention to HIV/AIDS. Observance of this day provides an opportunity for governments, AIDS programs, churches, community organizations and individuals to demonstrate the importance of the fight against HIV/AIDS. Current estimates indicate nearly 40 million people have HIV/AIDS worldwide estimates reveal nearly 100,000 people in Florida live with AIDS.
For more information about World AIDS Day, visit www.worldaidscampaign.org and for more information about HIV and AIDS that includes preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support to those already living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic, visit www.unaids.org.
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