Do 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 – September 27th
September 27th is observed as National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on gay and bisexual men. On this day we encourage you to get tested and know your status as well as the status of your partner.
In 2010, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, with three primary goals: reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV, increase access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV and reducing HIV-related health disparities.
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.
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
- ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program)
- Patient Care
- Minority Initiatives
- Our Leadership, HIV AIDS Senior Management Team.
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.