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The HIV Prevention Program currently funds community-based organizations and local county health departments to implement evidence-based HIV prevention interventions. Evidence-based interventions are grounded in behavior change theory and have been proven scientifically to have significant impact on changing behavior, when implemented correctly. HIV prevention agencies are funded through the department's HIV Prevention grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funded agencies implement a wide variety of High-Impact Prevention interventions and strategies that include: HIV testing, prevention interventions for HIV-infected and high-risk negative persons, condom distribution, outreach and mobilization activities.

Interventions for HIV-Positive Individuals

A major objective of the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Section is to promote behavioral risk reduction for those living with HIV/AIDS.  The purpose of HIV prevention behavioral interventions for those living with HIV/AIDS is to prevent the transmission of HIV to uninfected individuals and provide support to persons living with this disease.  Another objective is to incorporate HIV prevention into both private and public medical settings.

Interventions for High-Risk Negatives

Prevention of HIV infection among high-risk negative persons is a priority for the Florida Department of Health, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Section.  The purpose of HIV prevention behavioral interventions for high-risk negatives it to reduce risk behaviors that increase the likelihood that someone will become infected with HIV.  High-risk behaviors include having unprotected sex and sharing needles used to inject drugs of any kind.

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