World AIDs Day Events

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL-The World Health Organization and the United Nations first declared December 1 as World AIDS Day over 25 years ago.  During that time much has been done to create awareness, save lives and slow the spread of the disease. For the world to get to zero infections much still needs to be done. 
 
Free testing events, memorials to those who have died, and candlelight vigils will take place at several locations throughout the county in honor of World AIDS Day. 
 
Florida Health Palm Beach County Health Centers located in Delray Beach, Lantana, West Palm Beach and Belle Glade offer testing and counseling throughout the year. Other organizations like COMPASS, FoundCare, Community Health Centers, CAP, Genesis Health Center and numerous other clinics, and medical practitioners will be participating. Further information can be obtained at www.flhealthpalmbeach.com or www.floridahealth.gov.
 
2016 World AIDS Week Palm Beach County: Schedule of Events
 
Tuesday November 29
Event: Lights On in the Community – Glades Western Communities’ residents are asked to leave your front and back porch Lights On all day and drive with your vehicle Headlights On.
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: Light House Café, 400 SW Avenue B Place, Belle Glade, 33430
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing; The Light House Café is a soup kitchen providing sustenance for the body and soul by caring hands
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Wednesday November 30
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: FoundCare, 1500-A NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 10
Event: The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt display of 132 panels
Sponsoring Agency:  Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460
Feature: The AIDS Memorial Quilt, in its 28th year, is the largest on-going community arts project in the world, and one of the first and most powerful tools in HIV Prevention  561-533-9699
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Thursday December 1
Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County
Event Location: 1150 45th St, West Palm Beach 33407
Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more info: (561) 514-5300
 
Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County
Location: 1250 Southwinds Dr, Lantana 33462
Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more info: (561) 547-6800
 
Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County
Location: 225 S Congress Ave, Delray Beach 33445
Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more info: (561) 274-3100
 
Sponsoring Agency: FDOH Palm Beach County
Location: 38754 SR 80, Belle Glade 33430
Features: 4th Gen Blood HIV Testing; Charge is on a sliding scale
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more info: (561) 983-9220
 
Event: Let the Red Be Tested
Sponsoring Agency: Caridad Center
Event Location: Caridad, 8645 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach 33472
Feature: HIV Testing and Education, Raffles and Music
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact: (561) 737-6336
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: FoundCare, 2330 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach 33406
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: FoundCare, 1500-A NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: Triple H Ministries
Event Location: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, 33430, Technology Building 2nd Floor Conference Room
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Caroline Hill, (561) 255-7711
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: Partnership for a Drug-free Community of South Florida
Event Location: 1489 N Military Trail, Suite 216, West Palm Beach 33409
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing + Free Gift in Honor of World AIDS Day
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Call (561) 632-5663 to make an appointment! 
 
Event: World AIDS Day Table + Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: BRIDGES at Lake Park, 1411 10th Street, Lake Park 33403
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing and HIV/AIDS Display Table
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: World AIDS Day Commemoration
Sponsoring Agency: Families First of Palm Beach County – TOPWA
Event Location: BRIDGES at Lake Park, 1411 10th Street, Lake Park 33403
Feature: HIV Testing, Pregnancy Testing, and Education
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Jeannette Tomici, (561) 318-4225, or jtomici@familiesfirstpbc.org
 
Event: World AIDS Day Table + Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: Palm Beach State College, Gardens Campus, 3160 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens 33410
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing, HIV/AIDS Display Table, Give-a-ways,
               and DJ Reggie D from 102.3 FM
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: World AIDS Day Table + Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth 33461
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing, HIV/AIDS Display Table, Give-a-ways,
               and DJ Daddy Phatts from 96.3 FM
Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: World AIDS Day Candlelight Luncheon
Event Location: Mt. Zion AME Church, 908 SW Avenue B Place, Belle Glade 33430
Feature: Luncheon tickets are $15.
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Sandra Daniels Stewart, (561) 755-2439, Peggy King, (561) 983-2989, or Jessie P. Terry, (561) 202-7712
 
Event: World AIDS Day Commemoration
Sponsoring Agency: Families First of Palm Beach County – TOPWA
Event Location: Mt. Zion AME Church, 908 SW Avenue B Place, Belle Glade 33430
Feature: Oral HIV Testing, Pregnancy Testing, and Education
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Jeannette Tomici, (561) 318-4225, or jtomici@familiesfirstpbc.org
 
Event: Cookies and Condoms: Know Your Sweeties Status
Sponsoring Agency: Delta Sigma Theta sorority and FoundCare
Event Location: Breathe Lounge, 401 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach 33444
Feature: Keynote Speaker, Kathryn Quinn Paton, and Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: Genesis Community Health
Event Location: BRIDGES at Boynton Beach, 223 NW 12th Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435
Feature: HIV/AIDS Education and Rapid HIV Testing 
Time:  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Contact: Wisny Marcellus, (561) 806-6835 ext. 213
 
Event: A Night of Remembrance Reception
Sponsoring Agency: Compass
Event Location: Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460
Feature: Candlelight Vigil and Calling of Names to commemorate and honor those we have lost to HIV/AIDS; Live performance by Voices of Pride, The Gay Men’s Chorus of the Palm Beaches; and NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Panel display
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: (561) 533-9699, or www.compassglcc.com  
 
Event: HIV/AIDS Informational Panel
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Atlantic University Campus Life and Spectrum
Event Location: 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter 33458
Feature: Panel Discussion to dispel misconceptions and spread knowledge about HIV/AIDS; event closed to public, for FAU students only
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: Anna Riso, ariso2014@fau.edu
 
Friday December 2
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: FoundCare, 2330 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach 33406
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: FoundCare, 1500-A NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, 33430
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: Partnership for a Drug-free Community of South Florida
Event Location: 1489 N Military Trail, Suite 216, West Palm Beach 33409
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing + Free Gift in Honor of World AIDS Day
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact: Call (561) 632-5663 to make an appointment!
 
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, 33430, Technology Building 2nd Floor Conference Room
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140
 
Saturday December 3
Event: Motorcycle Ride-4-Life & Wellness Expo 2016
Sponsoring Agency:  Minority AIDS Initiative Network (M.A.I.N., Inc.)
Event Location and Time: Wellness Expo at Riviera Beach Heights Community Garden, 1010 10th Street, Riviera Beach, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Feature: Health Screenings, Food, Snow Cones, Face Painting, Bounce House, Chair Massages, and Raffles. Come out and see the Riviera Beach Fire Engine and Police Department Command Unit, and see the motorcycles Ride-4-Life!
Contact: Elizabeth Robinson, (561) 201-4009
 
Thursday December 8 
Event: Reception Dinner, sponsored by Merck
Sponsoring Agency: Compass
Event Location: Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460
Feature: Tour of the Quilt and Program by Compass’ Health Services Staff
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Contact: RSVP required, patrice@compassglcc.com, (561) 533-9699  
 
Friday December 9
Event: Movie Screening, “It’s Not Over”
Sponsoring Agency: Compass
Event Location: Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth 33460
Feature: Post-movie youth peer-led discussion about HIV/AIDS
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Contact: (561) 533-9699, or www.compassglcc.com
 
Tuesday December 13
Event: HIV Testing
Sponsoring Agency: FoundCare
Event Location: Bridges at Pahokee, 170 S Barfield Hwy, Suite 102, Pahokee 33476
Feature: Rapid HIV Testing
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Quasia Cowan, (561) 472-2466 ext. 140

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