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Prevention Program

HIV/AIDS

Welcome to the Prevention Homepage

World AIDS day dec 1st

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.


  • Testing and Counseling
  • Linkage
  • Interventions
  • Community Engagement
Testing and Counseling
Oversees Florida’s HIV counseling and testing programs, including the Expanded Testing Initiative (ETI) and Social Network Strategies (SNS). Maintains the Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) sites database, 500/501 counselor training, and other CTR resources.
Linkage
Client centered linkage to care and treatment for those who are HIV+. The programs include the Corrections Program, Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), and Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act (TOPWA).
Interventions
Assistance with HIV/AIDS prevention interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), high-risk negative persons and American Indian populations. Assesses community need and coordinates intervention and capacity building trainings, condom distribution, outreach, and maintains the educational materials database, and provides information on PrEP.
The Community Engagement Team works to support HIV prevention through media campaigns, the HIV/AIDS hotline, Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs), various statewide mobilization initiatives, and community planning.