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Prevention Program

HIV/AIDS

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HIV Prevention Program Launches New Statewide Minority Media Campaign

The HIV Prevention Program launched its statewide minority media campaign May 1, 2017. The campaign theme is Protect Yourself. Components of the campaign include broadcast radio, digital/mobile advertising, out-of-home advertising (billboards, etc.), a new website, social media, and public outreach events.


Florida Department of Health Free, In-Home HIV Test Kit Program

Individuals who visit KnowYourHIVStatus.com website are eligible to receive a free OraQuick In-Home Rapid HIV Testing Kit. Eligibility criteria have been removed to assist more individuals in accessing HIV testing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Individuals requesting a kit are asked to complete a short survey providing information for mailing the kit, along with basic demographic information. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole. The kit is mailed to the requester along with linkage to care and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) information. Program staff follow up with an email to a link, where the requester can voluntarily provide post-test information and any actions taken by the requester as a result of their test result. Personal health is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any underlying health condition which causes your immune system to be compromised will make it harder for you to fight COVID-19, which is why HIV testing continues to be vitally important throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Know your HIV status!




 
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Self Care is Health Care
We know that a healthy diet and exercise are the basics for achieving and
keeping good health, and if you're sexually actie, so is routine testing for STDs.

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  • Testing and Counseling
  • Linkage
  • Interventions
  • Community Engagement
Testing and Counseling
Oversees Florida’s HIV counseling and testing programs.
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.