National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Monroe County, Fla.— National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV on the Latinx community in the United States. The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County (DOH-Monroe) encourages residents and visitors to observe this awareness day.

  • 1 in 6 Hispanics/Latinos with HIV are unaware they have it. People who do not know they have HIV cannot take advantage of HIV care and treatment and may unknowingly transmit HIV to others.
  • Know Your HIV Status. Testing is available at the DOH-Monroe and through community providers. In-Home Self-Testing Kits are also available.
  • HIV Prevention is possible: Get on PrEP!
  • For more information on PrEP and to get an In-Home Self-Testing Kit please visit or contact Lisset Ivey, Early Intervention Consultant for DOH-Monroe, at (305) 676-3938.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit

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