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.

WMTC Initiatives

Additional Initiatives

Stop The Spread

Stop The Spread

Stop the Spread was introduced in 2007 as part of Florida’s African-American Testing Initiative (AATI) to reach HIV-infected persons, primarily non-Hispanic blacks, who are unaware of their infection.

Sistas Organizing to Survive

Sistas Organizing to Survive

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.

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Man Up

Man Up

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.

Men Who Have Sex With Men

Men Who Have Sex With Men

Sexual risk factors account for most HIV infections in MSM. Not using a condom during anal sex continues to be a significant threat to the health of MSM.

Latinas Unidas Contra el SIDA

Latinas Unidas Contra el SIDA

LUCES is dedicated to empowering Hispanic communities to develop healthy lifestyles through information, education and advocacy. The initiative connects Latina women to HIV/AIDS resources and strengthens their …

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Faith-Based Initiative

Florida’s statewide faith-based initiative mobilizes churches and other faith-based organizations to fight against HIV/AIDS. With this program, one of the newer initiatives of the We Make the Change (WMTC) campaign, DOH has partnered with faith leaders throughout Florida’s minority communities …

Test Miami

Test Miami is a collaborative effort among several of Miami’s healthcare leaders. Our network of Test Miami participants includes: Miami-Dade County Health Department and Florida Department of Health, HIV counselors, community-based organizations, private and public sector, faith-based organizations, health care …

Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS

STOP AIDS: It’s Everyone’s Business is modeled after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS (BRTA/LRTA) program.  BRTA/LRTA programs help businesses and labor organizations respond to AIDS in the workplace and the community. …

9 1/2 Minutes

Every 9 1/2 minutes (on average), someone in the United States is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Before we can stop any epidemic, we first have to recognize the magnitude of the disease. HIV is still a threat across the United States.
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Greater Than AIDS

Lead by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Greater Than AIDS is a national program that addresses HIV and AIDS disparities among the nation’s minority communities. Florida participates in the Greater Than AIDS campaign via outdoor billboard advertising in Florida’s most affected counties.
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