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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), October 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)
October 15, 2017

This year - on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - the Bureau of Communicable Diseases, HIV/AIDS Section is encouraging individuals to get tested for HIV. If you are living with HIV/AIDS, we encourage you to seek comprehensive medical care to help manage your infection. Effective treatment dramatically lowers the odds that an HIV-positive individual will pass the virus on to their sexual partner. Getting tested, linked to care and treated for HIV can save your life and prevent new infections. By educating ourselves, family and neighbors, “you’re a superhero and using your superpowers.”

  • 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.
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).
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.