The Florida Department of Health (FDOH), Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD), Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Joe A. Martinez and Dr. Ana María Polo, Host of Telemundo’s “Caso Cerrado”, hosted a press conference to observe National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) and to unveil the statewide initiative “Test 112,000 by 2012”.
The press conference was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Latin Chamber of Commerce of USA/Cámara de Comercio Latina de Estados Unidos (CAMACOL) located at 1401 West Flagler Street in Miami. During the press conference, local officials will unveil a statewide HIV testing initiative for Latinos.
The “Test 112,000 by 2012” initiative seeks to respond to the HIV crisis by uniting Latino leaders, businesses, churches, community-based organizations and others in Florida in the fight against the spread of HIV.
CECOSIDA filmed the adress of featured speakers:
Thomas Liberti, Chief, Bureau of HIV/AIDS, for the State of Florida: www.youtube.com/user/AnnvivTV#p/u/6/OOyHjiUpB-4]
Kira Villamizar, HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator, Miami-Dade County Health Department: www.youtube.com/user/AnnvivTV#p/u/4/MDsUYbDmnQA]
Dr Ana Maria polo, Host of Telemundo’s “Caso Cerrado”, program and the “Test 112,000 by 2012” Statewide Ambassador: www.youtube.com/user/AnnvivTV#p/u/3/HayAKoGfUQc]
Sandra Estevez, Statewide Latino AIDS Coordinator: http://www.youtube.com/user/AnnvivTV#p/u/0/2Qr9wg-BrzY
October 15 is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, and this year marks the ninth year of what has become the annual observance of NLAAD. This year’s theme, “Latinos Unite! Let’s stay Healthy! Get Tested for HIV,” speaks to the critical issue of promoting healthy communities.