National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day set to bring testing to Orlando

Free HIV/AIDS testing events will be held throughout Orlando

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Department of Health in Orange County is partnering with local organizations in February to promote HIV/AIDS testing.

On Feb. 7th, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the progress of HIV prevention and treatment in the Black community.

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According to the CDC, more than 40% of new HIV infections in the United States occur in Black communities.

In 2020, 44% fewer HIV tests were administered among Black people in non-healthcare settings than in 2019.

The first event is a free health testing event in partnership with Talk Test Treat Central Florida. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Lake Lorna Doone Park.

The event is child-friendly and will take place in the afternoon, offering free HIV tests, COVID-19 testing, a variety of health screenings, food and vendors.

The second event will take place on Feb. 7 at the Vacation Lodge in the early afternoon in partnership with Crew Health.

The Health Department of Orange County says this event will promote HIV education, testing, and treatment among Black communities.

The event will offer free HIV testing and STI testing.

If you cannot make the events, there are several free resource centers that provide testing daily at no cost:


The Center Orlando -- 946 N. Mills Ave., Orlando

26 Health -- 801 N. Magnolia Ave. #402, Orlando

Crew Health, Inc. -- 8601 Commodity Circle, Orlando

Stafford House (Miracle of Love) -- 711 Seminole Ave., Orlando

Miracle of Love, Inc. -- 1301 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando

Harmony Health Care -- 1400 S. Orlando Ave Suite 205, Winter Park

Pineapple Healthcare -- 1724 33rd Street Suite 100, Orlando

Positive Assistance -- 750 S. Orange Blossom Trail Suite 222, Orlando

Project Response -- 745 S. Apollo Blvd., Melbourne

Unconditional Love, Inc. -- 1495 N. Harbor City Blvd., Suite E Melborurne

The Center Kissimmee -- 17 W. Monument Ave, Kissimmee

Talk Test Treat CFL are offering Free at-home HIV testing kits for Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Brevard County residents.

To request a free HIV testing kit, visit or call 407-858-1400.

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