The Florida Department of Health offers numerous specialized initiatives to benefit the health of Florida’s communities. We invite you to learn more about our comprehensive HIV prevention strategies — and to join our growing network of grassroots HIV educators.
We invited HIV positive people to unveil their daily lives by keeping a journal for one month. A few of those participants later joined us for a candid Q & A, where they allowed us to share in a small part of their journey with HIV.Learn More
Sistas Organizing to Survive (SOS) is the grassroots mobilization of black women in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Launched on June 20, 2008, SOS encourages black women to get tested where they live, work, play, and worship.Learn More
Released in September of 2009, Man Up: The Crisis of HIV/AIDS Among Florida’s Men seeks to mobilize men to eliminate their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV/AIDS.Learn More
Built on the same framework as BRTA, FRTA programs are faith-based initiatives that mobilize churches and other faith-based organizations raise awareness and reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS. FRTA programs are particularly effective at reaching minority communities.Learn More
Modeled after the CDC initiative by the same name, BRTA programs support targeted HIV prevention efforts through partnerships with local businesses. BRTA programs mobilize businesses and labor organizations to respond to HIV/AIDS in the workplace and the community with subtle, noninvasive approaches to raise awareness, promote services, and break down stigma.Learn More