HIV TESTING WEEK

Don’t play games. Get tested!

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WHO SHOULD GET TESTED FOR HIV? EVERYONE.

WHO SHOULD LEARN MORE ABOUT HIV? EVERYONE.

The only way you can know your status for sure is to get tested. According to the CDC, everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV. Knowing your status puts you in control of your life—and protects your partners. If you learn that you are positive, there are medications that can help you live a long and healthy life—and reduce your risk of transmitting HIV to others.

During the week of February 22-26 we are offering free testing and activities that will educate, entertain, and keep you healthy.
Giveaways and prizes are awarded daily* Some activities require registration—register below.

Testing is by appointment only. Call: 718-784-2240, ext. 185

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE HERE!

DE-STIGMATIZING HIV TESTING AND HIV PANEL DISCUSSION – JOIN US!

Our panel discussion kicks off a week of free HIV testing and activities. Topics discussed include:

  • How gender identity and sexuality play into people’s risk for HIV
  • Barriers to testing, including gender, sexuality, and race, and how to overcome them
  • A special guest will share their experience working with the Latinx LGBT community and testing

Audience members will get the chance to win prizes by playing a fun game, Catch That Phrase, during the panel.

REGISTER

Our Panelists

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Dr. Igda Martinez

MODERATOR
Director of Behavioral Health, The Floating Hospital
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Charlie Solidium

PANELIST
Program Manager for HIV Services, LGBT Network
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Ruben Rios-Vergara

PANELIST
Senior Case Manager, We C.A.R.E., Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities
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Pamela Vicuna

PANELIST
Case Manager, Voces Latinas
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Ernesto Hernandez

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Assistant Program Manager, HIV Services, LGBT Network
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Nelly Rodas-Valdez

PANELIST
Social Worker, The Floating Hospital
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FREE HIV TESTING

Knowing your status is empowering and the first step to living a full and healthy life. According to the CDC, people between the ages of 13 to 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People at high risk should get tested more frequently.

Knowing your status helps you make good decisions that will keep you healthy for many years. Starting treatment after early diagnosis will reduce HIV-related illness and will help prevent transmission to others. People who learn that they are HIV-negative can make informed decisions about their lifestyle and healthcare choices that can protect them from being infected, such as taking PrEP as a preventative measure.

Join us for free testing. To make an appointment, call 718-784-2240, ext. 185.

GAME DAY!

Play to win: learn how HIV is transmitted, why testing is important, and how to reduce your risk of getting and transmitting HIV.

Games are in person at our Community Outreach Center in LIC. Test your knowledge with Jeopardy and try your luck at Spin the Wheel. Win a prize and increase your awareness.

During Game Day We will be following all NYC COVID mandates and guidelines.

Masks: all Game Day attendees are required to wear a mask at all times 

Cleaning: high touch areas, such as the spinning wheel, will be cleaned after each use

Physical distancing: staff and participants must keep a safe space between themselves and other people. Stay at least 6 feet (about two arm lengths) from other people.

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FREE HIV TESTING

Knowing your status is empowering and the first step to living a full and healthy life. According to the CDC, people between the ages of 13 to 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People at high risk should get tested more frequently.

Knowing your status helps you make good decisions that will keep you healthy for many years. Starting treatment after early diagnosis will reduce HIV-related illness and will help prevent transmission to others. People who learn that they are HIV-negative can make informed decisions about their lifestyle and healthcare choices that can protect them from being infected, such as taking PrEP as a preventative measure.

Join us for free testing. To make an appointment, call 718-784-2240, ext. 185.

WOMEN’S WELLNESS WORKSHOP

Workshop agenda includes:

  • HIV 101: What is it? How does it work?
  • HIV prevention
  • HIV and women: statistics
  • Women’s sexual health

We’re sorry, but this workshop is fully booked.

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FREE HIV TESTING

Knowing your status is empowering and the first step to living a full and healthy life. According to the CDC, people between the ages of 13 to 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People at high risk should get tested more frequently.

Knowing your status helps you make good decisions that will keep you healthy for many years. Starting treatment after early diagnosis will reduce HIV-related illness and will help prevent transmission to others. People who learn that they are HIV-negative can make informed decisions about their lifestyle and healthcare choices that can protect them from being infected, such as taking PrEP as a preventative measure.

Join us for free testing. To make an appointment, call 718-784-2240, ext. 185.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

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Contact Cynthia Davis 718-784-2240, ext. 273cdavis@thefloatinghospital.org

*Giveaways and prizes available while supplies last

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