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Prevention Program

HIV/AIDS

Welcome to the Prevention Hompage.

Vaccine Testing Day May 18th
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually on May 18th. This observance provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a day to educate communities across the nation about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.


  • Testing and Counseling
  • Linkage
  • Interventions
  • Community Engagement
  • Resources and Materials
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.
Prevention Provider Contract Manual, HIV 101 DVD requests, brochures, logos, palm cards, posters, forms and other resources and materials available upon request.