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.

HIV Initiatives

Additional Initiatives

Latinas Unidas Contra el SIDA

Latinas Unidas Contra el SIDALUCES 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 ability to take charge of their sexual health.

Goals of LUCES:

  • To raise awareness about the magnitude of HIV/AIDS among Latina women in Florida.
  • To offer tools enabling Latina women to educate others about HIV/AIDS and HIV prevention where they live, work, play, learn, and worship.
  • To connect Latina women to HIV/AIDS resources.
  • To increase the capacity of Latina women to build effective responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in local communities.
  • To strengthen Latina women’s ability to take charge and control of their sexual health.

To learn more about LUCES and to obtain materials, please contact Sandra Estevez, Statewide Latino AIDS Coordinator at (305) 470-6987.

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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