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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.
The HIV Prevention Program currently funds community-based organizations and local county health departments to implement evidence-based HIV prevention interventions. Funded organizations implement a wide variety of high-impact prevention interventions and strategies that include HIV testing and prevention interventions for people with HIV and high-risk negative persons, such as behavioral interventions, condom distribution, targeted outreach, mobilization activities, PrEP and nPEP, linkage and medical/treatment adherence.
Interventions for People with HIV
A major objective of the HIV Prevention Program is to improve health outcomes for people with HIV by focusing on interventions along the HIV continuum of care. The purpose of HIV prevention interventions for those with HIV/AIDS is to promote testing, linkage, and retention and re-engagement into care; promote medication adherence and viral suppression; prevent the transmission of HIV; and provide support. Another objective is to incorporate HIV prevention into both private and public medical settings.
Interventions for High-Risk Negatives
Prevention of HIV among high-risk negative persons is a priority for the HIV Prevention Program. High-risk behaviors include having unprotected sex and sharing needles used to inject drugs of any kind. Prevention among high-risk negative persons includes biomedical interventions, like PrEP and nPEP, and behavioral interventions. Behavioral interventions reduce risk behaviors that increase the likelihood that someone will acquire HIV.