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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.

 

National Hiv\Aids Aging Awareness Day September Day Logo
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) is observed each year on September 18. In 2008, the AIDS Institute launched this day to bring awareness to the challenging issues the aging population faces with regards to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment.

Talk Testing Talk Treatment Talk Condoms Talk PrEP National Gay Men's AIDS Awareness Day Septmeber 27

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is observed each year on September 27 to direct attention to the continuing and disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS on gay and bisexual men in the United States.


  • 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.