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Prevention Program


Prevention Program

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HIV Prevention Director's Office
Provides leadership, conducts National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS), strategic planning, the evaluation of prevention efforts, and policy implementation.

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

Data Managment
Reports Florida’s counseling and testing data to the CDC and contributes reporting data for Data at a Glance, annual reports and National data.

Community Prevention
Lead on community planning, community mobilization initiatives, faith, and media campaigns, including, Florida’s Business Response to AIDS (BRTA), and Sistas Organizing to Survive (SOS). 

Innovation Central
Highlights the best of the best practices for HIV Prevention activities, strategies, and interventions submitted by health department and community-based organization partners

Resources and Materials
Prevention Provider Contract Manual, HIV 101 DVD requests, brochures, logos, palm cards, posters, forms and other resources and materials available for download.

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