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Prevention Program

HIV/AIDS

Welcome to the Prevention Homepage


 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.

HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY MAY 18THThis event is an opportunity to recognize the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective vaccine to prevent HIV. It is also a day to educate communities about the importance of HIV vaccine research.

National Asian & pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day May 19

National Transgender HIV Testing Day is observed each year (beginning in 2016) on April 18. This day is an opportunity to focus on HIV testing, prevention, and treatment among transgender people. It encourages local testing events and testing campaigns to increase HIV status awareness in transgender populations.



 
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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.