After a 12-month hiatus due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to announce the return of our in-person outreach activities for HIV prevention, education and testing in NYC. This past February, we joined forces with the New York City Mexican Consulate and Mixteca Organization to host our workshops in person in Brooklyn.
Between February 5th and 6th, we provided HIV prevention education to 50 participants and performed 33 HIV tests, while remaining committed to educating Latino and Hispanic communities in NYC, as well as providing culturally appropriate services as part of our HIV response plan.
Although throughout 2020 we were unable to perform in-person workshops, we continued our outreach activities by adapting them to a virtual setting. Last year, in partnership with the New York City Mexican Consulate and their “Ventanilla de Salud” community on Facebook, we provided three webinars to over 800 people. We also developed our first ever digital marketing campaign to raise awareness on HIV within the Latino and Hispanic community, reaching 106,431 people with key messages.
Our next workshop will take place this upcoming March 26, 2021 in partnership with Betances Health Center in Brooklyn. More events are being planned as the weather warms up in NYC!