Clarion Hotel Hollywood Beach
In Florida, the burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on minorities, particularly
the Black community, is staggering:
As a result,
the Bureau of HIV/AIDS cordially invites you to attend the Florida Black
Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS, to be held January 26-27, 2000, at
the Clarion Hotel, 4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood Beach, Florida.
comprise 13% of Florida's population, but 55% of the 5,488 AIDS cases
reported in 1998.
- In Florida,
70% of reported AIDS cases, and 75% of reported HIV infections were
among Blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities in 1998.
is the leading cause of death for Black males and Black females between
the ages of 25 and 44.
of the Black community often fail to receive early testing and treatment.
women who are heterosexually infected with HIV are the fastest growing
group of infected persons.
- It is
estimated that more than 35,000 Blacks in Florida are currently living
with HIV infection.
- 1 in 50
Blacks, compared to 1 in 127 Hispanics and 1 in 286 Whites are HIV infected.
Black leaders will be invited from the media, the political
arena, health care, churches, national organizations, colleges and universities,
community-based organizations and AIDS service organizations. The meeting
will give the participants the opportunity to make recommendations for addressing
the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community.
Department of Health