Health Department to Offer Free HIV Testing and Free MPOX Vaccines at Pride Street Fair Saturday, June 10

(Monroe County, Fla.) — The Department of Health in Monroe County (DOH-Monroe) will provide free MPOX vaccines along with free HIV rapid testing at the Pride Street Fair on Duval Street, Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Prevention resources and other giveaways will be available.

The HIV Prevention and Awareness table, sponsored by DOH-Monroe, AH Monroe and the Guidance Care Center, will be in front of Bourbon Street Pub.

The following items will be available:

  • Free MPOX vaccines
  • Free HIV rapid testing
  • HIV educational materials
  • Information on Ryan White resources available in Monroe County
  • Free condoms
  • Free home test kits

A downloadable event flyer can be found on the DOH-Monroe web site with the following link:

Monkeypox is a rare disease with symptoms that are similar to but milder than the symptoms of smallpox.

However, monkeypox can cause death. Monkeypox is an emerging infection in Africa and outbreaks of imported cases of monkeypox sometimes happen in other countries, including the United States.

Smallpox/monkeypox vaccine (JYNNEOS™) can help protect against smallpox, monkeypox, and other diseases caused by Orth poxviruses, including vaccinia virus.

HIV is a retrovirus that occurs as two types: HIV-1 and HIV-2. Both types are transmitted through direct contact with HIV-infected body fluids.  HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, which is the most advanced stage of the HIV infection.  HIV rapid tests are a type of HIV antibody test used to screen for HIV infection. A rapid HIV antibody test can detect HIV antibodies in blood or oral fluid in less than 30 minutes.  Visit for more information.

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