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  • Hastings’ Statement on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: GLBT Equality, HIV/AIDS

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement in recognition of the 17th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: “Seventeen years ago, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in order to raise awareness about the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on African Americans. Today, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day continues to serve as a valuable mobilization effort encouraging African Americans to be aware, be informed, and to get treated. “Unfortunately... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on World AIDS Day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in commemoration of World AIDS Day and AIDS Awareness Month: “Every first of December for the past 28 years, we have commemorated World AIDS Day to increase awareness, improve education, combat prejudice, remember those who are no longer with us, and celebrate how far we have come in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Thanks to the dedication of countless scientists, health care providers, government officials, organizations, a... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes World AIDS Day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in commemoration of the 27th Annual World AIDS Day: “Each December 1st we mark World AIDS Day, a day on which we reflect on the tremendous progress we have made in our collective response to HIV/AIDS. Today, let us recommit ourselves to the fight to rid the world of this disease once and for all. “This year’s World AIDS Day theme is ‘The Time to Act is NOW,’ which underscores our resolve to put a stop to new HIV infections,... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: “Today marks the third annual commemoration of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, a day designated to educating the public about the profound impact HIV and AIDS has on our nation’s young people, while also highlighting the work being done across the country to end this epidemic. “According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 40 percent of all new H... Read more

  • Hastings Commemorates 26th Annual World AIDS Day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in commemoration of World AIDS Day and AIDS Awareness Month: “Since its establishment by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988, World AIDS Day has served as a call to action and a living memorial to all those whose lives have been lost to the disease across the globe. According to WHO, an estimated 39 million people have died since the first cases were reported in 1981 and 1.5 million people died of AIDS-related cause... Read more

  • Hastings Marks 20th Annual National HIV Testing Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: GLBT Equality, Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement to mark the 20th Annual National HIV Testing Day: “While there is currently no cure for HIV, we can all take steps to keep ourselves and loved ones as healthy as possible. National HIV Testing Day is about taking control of your health and finding out your status. The early detection and treatment of HIV through regular testing allows people to live longer and helps prevent the spread of the virus. “HIV remains one of the m... Read more

  • Standing up for equality: AIDS prevention, treatment, and education in the African American community
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: HIV/AIDS

    The ongoing struggle for equality comes in many forms, from protecting voting rights and advocating for equal pay regardless of gender to strengthening anti-discrimination laws in the workplace and increasing economic opportunity. When it comes to our nation’s health care system, it is clear that significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in the morbidity rates for various diseases, access to treatment and care services, and outcomes. While we are closer to realizing an AIDS-free generati... Read more

  • Hastings Marks 25th Annual World AIDS Day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in recognition of the 25th annual World AIDS Day: “Twenty-five years after observing the first World AIDS Day, we find ourselves at a turning point in the ongoing struggle against this devastating disease. On one hand, AIDS remains a significant public health challenge here at home and abroad. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 35.3 million people around the world are currently living with HIV, wit... Read more

  • Hastings Marks Opening of New AHF Broward Wellness Center
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) attended the opening ceremony of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) new Broward Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale. Since April 1, 2013, AHF has been providing clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on behalf of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. AHF is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States, with more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries worldwide. “I am p... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Attend Opening Ceremony for New AHF Broward Wellness Center
    Posted in Media Advisories on August 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: HIV/AIDS

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings will attend the opening ceremony for AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) new Broward Wellness Center on Monday, August 26, 2013, which begins at 10:00 AM. The clinic is located at 700 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. As of April 1, 2013, AHF has been providing clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on behalf of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. AHF is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medica... Read more