The 44th Annual Fiesta DC Festival was located on Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th St and 14th St NW. A festival for all the latino population and for everyone to share with their family and friends.
Andromeda made their presence at the Fiesta DC Festival by having a booth with information available about PrEP and “Mi Salud: Patient Health Promotion Program” for all attendants. Our staff had informative booklets in English and Spanish about PrEP and brochures in Spanish about health promotion such as “abuso del alcohol y drogas”, “como controlar su peso”, “vivir sin usar tabaco”, “los 10 mejores consejos para la salud”, “como vencer la depresion” and “coma de manera inteligente”.
In addition, hundreds of participants stopped to have a conversation with one of Andromeda’s staff to be more informed of the services that are provided at Andromeda, and they received our promotional tote bags, pins, pens, as well as safe sex kits with condoms and lubs. Our activities included engaging participants to talk about their health, we photographed their ideas and they participated in two raffles to receive a gift card. Long time supporters of Andromeda and new attendants expressed their continued support to the activities that Andromeda performs among the Latino population.
The Andromeda booth was a success in providing information to the Latino Community about PrEP and health promotion. With the participation of this type of community events, Andromeda continues to be a key advocate for the Latino Community in the DC area by providing health promotion and continue fighting health care disparities and barriers to access to care.