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World AIDS Day 2021

This year’s National World AIDS Day theme is “Ending the HIV Epidemic, Equitable Access and Everyone’s Voice.” On December 1st we commemorate World AIDS Day and honor the worldwide effort to end the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. An important part of this year’s theme is addressing global health disparities and ensuring equitable access to HIV Prevention and care services. Our commitment to ending the HIV Epidemic should also be informed by the voices of people living with HIV who are central to this work and the work is not yet finished.

To honor World AIDS Day, the HIP Team has planned a week full of events across North Central Florida, with our biggest event on December 1st in collaboration with Grace Marketplace and other community partners.

See our events below:

  • Monday, November 29th – Free HIV Testing in collaboration with Columbia County Housing Authority
    • Gateway Villas I (498 SW Juniper Way, Lake City, FL 32025) from 11 AM to 1 PM
    • Gateway Villas II (475 NW Sago Glen, Lake City, FL) from 2 PM to 4 PM
  • Tuesday, November 30th – College of Central Florida Ocala Campus from 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Wednesday, December 1st – World AIDS Day event at Grace Marketplace (in the Courtyard) from 10 AM to 2 PM With free HIV and syphilis testing, free promo items/prizes and more thanks to our community partners!
  • Thursday, December 2nd – Testing in collaboration with the Palatka Housing Authority from 10 AM – 1 PM
    • Location: Ragsdale Neighborhood near their community center (5006 Ragsdale Dr., Palatka, FL 32025)
  • Friday, December 3rd – Testing at the University Club in Gainesville, FL from 11 PM to 1 AM
  • Saturday, December 4th – Department of Health’s World AIDS Day Event from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Pine Meadows Apartments in Gainesville, FL. We will be offering free HIV Testing in addition to the other health services to be offered at the event. Plus free food!

As always our HIV Testing is free and completely confidential. It’s important more than ever to #knowyourstatus and #gettested.

High Impact Prevention

Welcome! WellFlorida’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) project aims to decrease the spread of HIV and link HIV-positive individuals to prevention and care services in North Central Florida. On this website learn about:

  • Free HIV testing sites and events in North Central Florida
  • Participating in Business Responds to AIDS to share prevention messages and materials to customers, employees and neighborhoods, and even serve as a free HIV testing site
  • Where to turn if you have HIV
  • Local popular opinion leaders motivated to end HIV/AIDS
  • Internship, practicum and employment opportunities

Counties served: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union. HIP is sponsored by WellFlorida Council and the State of Florida, Department of Health.