Man Up seeks to mobilize men to eliminate their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV/AIDS. The goal of the report and the initiative is to stimulate implementation of community action plans aimed at preventing the further spread of HIV/AIDS among Florida’s men and their partners. The report revealed that 1 in 123 adult men in Florida was living with HIV/AIDS through 2008. Objectives of Man Up include:
- To encourage men to “Man Up” and take responsibility for the consequences of their sexual actions and other HIV risk behaviors.
- To create an enabling environment that supports awareness of men’s health issues.
- To engage in a dialog about men’s health, including awareness of HIV and the need for testing.