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Prevention Program

HIV/AIDS

Welcome to the Prevention Homepage

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness (NHAAA)
The AIDS Institute invites you to join us for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), observed annually on September 18th.  National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day focuses on the challenging issues facing the aging population with regards to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment. In addition, there is an increased need for prevention, research, and data targeting the aging population, medical understanding of the aging process and its impact on HIV/AIDS.
National Gay Mens's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day September 27th
In 2008 the National Association of People with AIDS launched this observance day to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men.

  • 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.