July 20, 2016
For Immediate Release
NATIONAL ORGANIZATON SPONSORS LOCAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR TO EDUCATE RESIDENTS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF
Research shows that an estimated 1 in 4 individuals have HIV and don’t know it
The Hispanic Federation, which is based in New York City, has provided a grant to sponsor Ibero’s Annual HIV and STD Community Health Fair on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Don Samuel Torres Park, 70 Oakman Street (corner of North Clinton and Oakman) from 11am – 3pm.
As the necessary first step in controlling HIV/AIDS, Thursday’s free event will provide residents with on-site testing and valuable information to help them protect themselves and their loved ones.
According to Trillium Health:
• Rochester has the second highest HIV infection rate per capita in the state outside of New York City.
• Last year, AIDS Rochester lost an average of two clients per month to AIDS.
• In Monroe County, 2,026 people are diagnosed with HIV, and the percentage of new HIV infections has increased dramatically in the past 5 years
• In New York State, 5,200 New Yorkers will become infected with HIV this year
• Approximately 181,000 people in NYS currently live with HIV/AIDS.
Attendees at Thursday’s event will also have the opportunity to participate in healthy activities and discuss concerns with staff.
Founded in 1990, the Hispanic Federation seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and the environment.
The Ibero American Action League is a dual-language human services agency that serves individuals and families of all ethnic backgrounds with the unique ability to target the Latino community. Established in 1968, our mission is to build stronger families and greater self-sufficiency through educational programs.