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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.)

October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. "We’ll Defeat AIDS - Con Ganas"
National Latino HIV Awarness day oct 15
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and the Hispanic Federation  along with the Florida Department of Health support Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information. Know your status? find a HIV testing site near you!

December 1st is Global World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day December 1st
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. Visit World AIDS Day/Events to find a local event near you.
HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Sites

If You are HIV Positive? Opens in a new window (pdf 199kb)
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