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HIV AIDS

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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.)
Get Educated......Get Tested..... Get Involved


HIV Prevention Program Launches New Statewide Minority Media Campaign
The HIV Prevention Program launched its new statewide minority media campaign May 1, 2017. The campaign theme is Protect Yourself. Components of the campaign include broadcast radio, digital/mobile advertising, out-of-home advertising (billboards, etc.), a new website, social media, and public outreach events. Check it out at http://www.KnowYourHIVStatus.com

National Gay Mens's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day September 27th
In 2008 the National Association of People with AIDS launched this observance day to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), October 15, 2017

This year - on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - the Bureau of Communicable Diseases, HIV/AIDS Section is encouraging individuals to get tested for HIV. If you are living with HIV/AIDS, we encourage you to seek comprehensive medical care to help manage your infection. Effective treatment dramatically lowers the odds that an HIV-positive individual will pass the virus on to their sexual partner. Getting tested, linked to care and treated for HIV can save your life and prevent new infections. By educating ourselves, family and neighbors, “you’re a superhero and using your superpowers.”

If You are HIV Positive? Opens in a new window (pdf 199kb)HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Sites

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