Jacksonville, FL – In celebration of the start of World AIDS Day 2022, HOPE team members spent the day in the community promoting safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness by distributing condoms to individuals throughout northeast Florida. The initiative was to support the City of Jacksonville’s HIV “Condom Blast 2022” promotional campaign.
As we prepare for World AIDS Day tomorrow, we reflect on the vital contributions of community partners—the ones engaging and caring for the HIV community every day. Thank you for your ongoing work to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
According to the CDC, our youth make up 6% of the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV. Right now in the U.S. there are 12,000 new HIV cases among youths aged between 13-24 years old. That means 1 in 4 new HIV infections are occurring to youths, of which, 83% were males. Many of which could have been prevented, but only 85% of high school students had ever been taught in school about HIV/AIDS infection, and only 13% of students had been tested for HIV.1
Don’t become a statistic. Get tested. Get educated. Stay aware. Stay SAFE!
About HOPE Across the Globe
HOPE Across the Globe, Inc. is a local medical 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing treatment and patient care, prevention, testing, and education for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and PrEP on a daily basis. The group has provided an Awareness Campaign in the local Jacksonville area with free HIV testing, funding for testing of local high-risk populations as well as provided medications, supplies and educational materials to a rural hospital and HIV and STD clinics in western Panama and Lima, Peru.