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HIV AIDS

HIV/AIDS


HIV AIDS Section Florida Department Of Health Division of Disease Control and Health Protection Bureau of Communicable DiseaseDo you have HIV, AIDS and need help? Are you afraid to ask for help? Are you unsure of where to get help? The Florida Department of Health, Section of HIV/AIDS is here to help you improve the quality of your life. The state of Florida offers a variety of confidential HIV/AIDS services. New treatments, medications and support mean longer, healthier lives for people with HIV. The more you know about this chronic illness, the more you’ll be able to work with your health care provider to manage your own health care. Everyone approaches HIV in a different way. Most people have a lot of questions about HIV (what it means, what to do about it, how long will I live, where to get treatment, etc.)

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is September 27
Gay mens HIV Awarness Day September 17th

In 2008 the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) launched this observance day to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men.

Learn more below and find resources you can use to get involved in marking NGMHAAD on and around September 27


October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. You & I Will Defeat AIDS - Tu y Yo Vamos a Derrotar al SIDA.

National Latino HIV Awarness day oct 15
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) Exit Disclaimer, the Hispanic Federation Exit Disclaimer and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care.

HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Sites

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This site is the first step in finding the answers to some of those questions, but it should NOT be the last stop. You will need to work very closely with your health care provider to decide what is right for you. Do you need HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Sites?

*Have you been recently diagnosed and do not know where to go for information, referrals, and supportive counseling? 211 Big Bend

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Contact the Florida AIDS Hotline at 1-(800) FLA-AIDS or 1-(800) 352-2437. En Espanol, 1-(800)-545-SIDA. In Creole, 1-(800)- AIDS-101. Or search for a
Counseling, Testing, and Referral Site near you.

Florida HIV/AIDS hotline 1-800-FLA-AIDS