According to Care Resource (www.careresource.org), Miami-Dade ranks number one in reported HIV/AIDS cases out of all Florida counties. Broward comes in a close second, and lets not forget Palm Beach County pulling up the rear at number three. In an effort to slow the spread of HIV all over the nation, Earvin Magic Johnson has teamed up with healthcare company Abbott for I Stand with Magic: The Campaign to End Black AIDS.
Joining forces, we believe that through increased awareness, testing, and treatment of HIV/AIDS, we can make a positive impact on the lives of people in Miami, says Abbott spokesperson Julie Herlocker. The tour hits Miami today, and at 4:00 p.m. the Magic man himself will be speaking to high school students at Miami Jackson Senior High School, then to the community at 6:00 at a town hall meeting at Greater Bethel AME Church, where free, rapid HIV testing will also be offered. For information about the event or HIV/AIDS prevention, the general public should call 800-925-4982, and students should call 800-893-6536.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2007