Media Release

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 4:15 PM

This press release put out at the request of the Alachua County Health Department.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Health Department will be observing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15, 2010) by providing free HIV testing in the Gainesville Community. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day provides not only the Latino community but everyone with testing opportunities and prevention efforts.  

Hispanics/Latinos represent approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population, account for an estimated 18 percent of people living with HIV in the United States and an estimated 17 percent of new infections every year.   In support of this important public health initiative, the Alachua County Health Department will be providing free and confidential HIV counseling and testing at the following locations through the Mobile Outreach Clinic:

  • October 12th
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Phoenix Neighborhood
    3124 SW 26th Ter.
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Linton/Majestic corner
    61st and 12th Place
  • October 14th
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Village Green
    3101 NE 15th St.
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Holly Heights
    SW 8TH Ave. & Tower Road

The free test utilizes the OraQuick Advance finger stick test and citizens will only have to wait 20 minutes for their HIV results.

For general media inquiries, please contact Bobby Davis at 352-334-7964

For more information about the Alachua County Health Department, click here.

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



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).