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Florida Department of Health in Alachua County


The Florida Department of Health, Section of HIV/AIDS is here to help improve the quality of your life. The state of Florida offers a variety of confidential HIV/AIDS services. New treatments, medications and support mean longer, healthier lives for people with HIV. The more you know about this chronic illness, the more you’ll be able to work with your health care provider to manage your own health care. Everyone approaches HIV in a different way. Most people have a lot of questions about HIV (what it means, what to do about it, how long will I live, where to get treatment, etc.).  Our HIV/AIDS section can provide you with the answers.

STOP AIDS: It's Everyone's Business 

It is a recognized fact that community business leaders have tremendous influence within their communities. We are asking for your support of our new "STOP AIDS: It's Everyone's Business" statewide Business and Labor Responds to AIDS project. Businesses are essential partners in the response to AIDS, and you can make a huge difference in reducing the stigma and complacency about the need for HIV prevention. You are in a unique position to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic because you have relationships with employers, customers, and local business communities. These relationships allow HIV prevention messages to become a part of your communities’ environment.

STOP AIDS: It's Everyone's Business Brochure

PrEP Clinic 

HIV Negative PrEP can help you stay that way

Links - For information on HIV/AIDS services in the fifteen counties that comprise area 3/13, Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union.

Know Your HIV Status - We have the power to both prevent and treat HIV. Half of the people living with HIV had acquired the virus three or more years before their diagnosis. Earlier diagnosis leads to more successful treatment, so getting tested and learning your HIV status is crucial to your health. Find out where to get tested here.

POZ - A magazine dedicated to all issues concerning HIV/AIDS, testing, services, support, treatments, medications, political policy, and others.

Positively Aware - The Test Positive Aware Network is based in Chicago and offers information about HIV services, a professional directory, and information about subscriptions to Positively Aware.

Kaiser Family Foundation HIV/AIDS Report - Daily HIV/AIDS report providing news and information about politics and policy, global challenges, and issues across the nation.

CDC - National Centers for HIV/STD/TB Prevention - Recommendations and guidelines for testing, prevention, and evaluation. General information about HIV/AIDS; statistics; and a frequently asked question list.

Florida Department of Health HIV/AIDS Section - In this site, you will find a variety of information regarding our many programs, services, functions and publications, as well as other information that may be helpful to you.