Archive for the ‘HIV / AIDS’ Category

Group aims to reduce the spread of HIV locally

The Gainesville Iguana

The High Impact Prevention (HIP) project by WellFlorida Council aims to decrease the spread of HIV and link HIV-infected individuals to prevention and care services in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Lake, Marion and Putnam counties. The program is …

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County increasing awareness on national HIV testing day

Gainesville Sun

On Wednesday and Friday this week, several testing events have been planned in Alachua County.

Increasing awareness of the importance of getting tested for HIV will again be the focus of National HIV Testing Day, which will be …

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Tower Road, babies, fairgrounds on county’s 2018 agenda

Gainesville Sun

Making Tower Road less bumpy could be key to making 2018 a smooth year for motorists who travel the road that’s been long slated for improvement.

Commission Chairman Lee Pinkoson, who has said after four terms on the …

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Ahead Of World AIDS Day, 26 Get Free HIV Testing At UF

By Randi Ziegler

Tessa Walters received what she considers the bare minimum of sex education in high school.

The vice president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at UF, a student group, said she did learn about sexually transmitted infections …

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Oh, Baby! Gainesville Sun

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals but home-visiting programs may be the next best thing

New parents have too much to do, and not enough time to do it all. They are learning what is best for baby and their …

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Free HIV testing to continue at Santa Fe

The Independent Florida Alligator
Max Chesnes

The tests came with free condoms and lube

When Jordan Chediak heard there would be free HIV testing at Santa Fe College, he didn’t hesitate to stop by.

After learning in his Human Sexuality …

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Panel explores surge in HIV cases in Florida, law and policy response

Naomi L.P. Ardjomand-Kermani of WellFlorida Council Inc., St. Petersburg City Council member Steve Kornell, and Kristen Whitesell of Metro Wellness and Community Centers presented at Stetson law school on March 31 on the need for a law and policy response …

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National HIV Testing Day is Saturday

Gainesville Sun

By Giuseppe Sabella

Saturday is National HIV Testing Day and local organizations are offering free events to educate and evaluate residents in a time when Florida is the leader for new HIV infections.

In 2013, Florida faced almost …

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WellFlorida Council: Working Together for Healthy Communities

The Fine Print UF

WellFlorida Council is a nonprofit focused on building healthy communities. We are North Central Florida’s local health council and statewide consultants for health causes.

Established in 1969 and based in Gainesville, we are one of the …

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Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Saturday

Special to The Guardian
By Aida Maillard

The theme of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held annually on Feb. 7, is “I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS!”

And in Gainesville, you can fight HIV/AIDS by getting educated and tested …

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WellFlorida Council, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1969. We are the state designated local health council for 16 counties in North Central Florida and specialize in health-related consultancy for clients and projects throughout Florida.

Proudly serving the following Florida counties:
Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union.

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