Members of the Ana G. Méndez University South Florida campus transformed their waiting area into a dynamic informal learning environment. Local healthcare workers utilized the Spanish version of the TeachAIDS animations to educate students and other community members as they cycled through the halls waiting to be tested for HIV. Between 100-150 people were educated and tested during this one-day community event, marking the gathering as a great success.
TeachAIDS is proud to be part of the Ana G. Mendez University System’s local efforts to curb the spread of HIV, especially given that South Florida suffers from particularly high infection rates. Counties in Southern Florida have a higher rate of HIV infection than the rest of the state. In fact, a 2008 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranked the South Florida hub of Miami as having the highest HIV and AIDS rate in the country.
The Ana G. Méndez University System is a private, bilingual university with locations in Florida and Puerto Rico. We commend their efforts to help curb infection rates in the communities in which they serve.