HIV/AIDS

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Okaloosa County Health Department received a national award for best practices in working to prevent HIV infections.

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

Jul 27, 2016
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed.

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National HIV Testing Day is Monday. But, ahead of that day, Bay County health officials are offering free HIV testing in several Panhandle counties.

Rep. Katie Edwards (D-Plantation) is moving forward with a needle exchange pilot program.
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A Broward County lawmaker’s plans for a needle exchange program are gaining traction. The House Health Quality Subcommittee approved Representative Katie Edwards’ plan Tuesday for a pilot program at the University of Miami.

Big Bend Cares Plans Second Facility

Jul 10, 2015

Big Bend Cares wants to build another facility in 2017. The current Big Bend Cares office is primarily a social work office, specializing in education and comprehensive support for HIV and AIDS patients. The new facility will focus on providing healthcare to those inflicted with infectious diseases.

It’s About Florida: World AIDS Day

Nov 30, 2012
World Aids Day Guests on WFSU's It's About Florida, sitting in the studio
WFSU

Approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. become infected with HIV each year and in Florida that’s about 5,000 new infections per year. In preparation for World AIDS Day on December 1st, we’ve assembled a panel of experts from the front lines, who are spreading awareness about the disease. The Florida Department of Health estimates that of the 130,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Florida, 20-percent of them don’t even know they have the disease.

Host:

Trimmel Gomes

Guests: