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Washington, D.C.--Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today joined Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and House and Senate Democrats at a press event on the steps of the U. S. Capitol to urge Republicans to join with Democrats to address pressing issues. Legislation to address the Zika virus is a top priority.
MIAMI – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will make calls this week to residents living in the Wynwood, Overtown, and Little Haiti neighborhoods to alert them about confirmed mosquito-borne Zika virus transmissions in nearby Wynwood. Although the Zika-affected area is said to have a radius of only one square mile, it could easily spread to adjacent communities. Congresswoman Wilson is alerting the public in order to stop the spread of Zika through awareness and prevention to protect residents, their families, and their communities.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and other community leaders traveled to several health care locations across Miami-Dade and Broward counties on Monday to encourage the public to know their status and get tested for HIV.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. It’s being billed as a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved. Around 1.2 million people in the U.S. live with HIV, and one in eight people don't know they have it. Nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year.
In Florida, there are about 175,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. About 16 percent of people infected with the virus are unaware of their status.