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Prevention Program

HIV/AIDS

Free In-Home HIV Test Kit Program

Visit KnowYourHIVStatus.com 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.

Kits are mailed 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 as a result of their test result.

Personal health is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any underlying health condition that causes your immune system to be compromised will make it harder for 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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Prevention Programs 

Testing and Counseling
Florida’s HIV counseling and testing programs.

Linkage
Client-centered linkage to care and treatment for those with HIV. The programs include the Corrections Program, Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), and Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act (TOPWA).

Interventions
The Interventions Team assesses community needs and coordinates the implementation of behavioral, biomedical, and structural-level prevention interventions; condom distribution, and outreach; and provides information on PrEP.

Community Engagement
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.