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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Prevention Program


Free In-Home HIV Test Kit Program

Visit to receive a free OraQuick In-Home Rapid HIV Testing Kit. Individuals requesting a kit are asked to complete a short survey providing information for mailing the kit along with basic demographic information. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole.

Kits are mailed along with linkage-to-care and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) information. Program staff follow up with an email to a link where the requester can voluntarily provide post-test information and any actions taken as a result of their test result.

Any underlying health condition that causes your immune system to be compromised will make it harder for to fight other illnessess, such as COVID-19. This is why HIV testing continues to be vitally important. Know your HIV status!

Prevention Programs 

Testing and Counseling
Florida’s HIV counseling and testing programs.

Client-centered linkage to care and treatment for those with HIV. The programs include the Corrections Program, Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), and Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act (TOPWA).

The Interventions Team assesses community needs and coordinates the implementation of behavioral, biomedical, and structural-level prevention interventions; distribrutes condoms and provides outreach and education; and provides information on PrEP.

Community Engagement
The Community Engagement Team works to support HIV prevention through media campaigns, the HIV/AIDS hotline, capacity-building assistance for health departments and community-based organizations, various statewide mobilization initiatives, and community planning.