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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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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 Latino AIDS Awareness Day – October 15th        

“To End AIDS, Commit to Act” is the 2014 theme for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, which is observed on October 15th.  This day is observed to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic/Latino communities. One of the ways you can help prevent the spread of HIV is by getting tested and knowing your status as well as the status of your partner.

Guidance for meeting service needs for current ADAP, AICP and Ryan White Part B Members

Florida has been heavily impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The state continues to rank third in the nation in the cumulative number of AIDS cases (126,581 in 2012) and second in the nation in the cumulative number of HIV cases (49,058 in 2012). The Florida Department of Health estimates that approximately 130,000 individuals are living with HIV disease in Florida. Of those persons living with HIV disease, 49% are black, 29% are white and 20% are Hispanic. Men represent 70% of the cases. Persons over the age of 45 years represent 60%.
More information on Florida data.

The Florida Department of Health has developed a comprehensive program for preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and for providing care and treatment to those already infected.  This comprehensive approach includes HIV surveillance, education, prevention, counseling, testing, care and treatment. For more information on these services.

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