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Business Responds to AIDS

Special Notice

Due to heightened concern regarding the spread of COVID-19, the HIP team is providing safer sex material deliveries to our Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA) partners through a contactless delivery. If you are a BRTA partner and are in need of additional materials, please contact us at (352)415-0464.

About Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA)

Local businesses are invited to participate in Business Responds to AIDS, a partnership between WellFlorida Council’s High Impact Prevention project and businesses interested in ending HIV/AIDS. Participating businesses provide prevention messages and materials to customers, employees and neighborhoods, and can also serve as a free HIV testing site. The program helps to raise community awareness about HIV/AIDS, motivate residents in high prevalence neighborhoods to get tested, increase the number of persons who know their HIV status and link them to services. It’s free and easy to participate, and HIP will help you get started.

Interested? Contact Us or call.

Business Responds to AIDS Partner Appreciation

This week, Peaceful Paths is our highlighted Business Responds to AIDS partner! Peaceful Paths is the certified domestic violence center that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. They provide an emergency shelter, 24-hour helpline, victim advocacy, children’s programming, education and training, crisis counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, and violence prevention programs. Their outreach coordinator says, “Peaceful Paths recognizes the importance of HIV testing and education in community organizations. Thus we have collaborated with WellFlorida to provide the following in our agency:

  • For 2019 World AIDS Day, we hosted WellFlorida as an HIV testing site for clients and staff
  • We contribute to accessibility of preventative materials year-round (varied condoms in our bathrooms and pantry areas)
  • We cover topics of sexual health in adult support group”

A big thank you from HIP to Peaceful Paths for being a committed BRTA partner!

Businesses Participating in Business Responds to AIDS

Adam and Eve
305 US-17, East Palatka, FL 32131
Ph: 386-530-2156

A Nu Twist
1031 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-373-3300

Beach Break Salon
630 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-377-9770

Beacon College
105 E Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748
Ph: 855-220-5374

Bodytech Tattooing and Piercing
806 West University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-376-4090

Cabana Beach Apartments
1601 SW 51st Ter, Gainesville, FL 32607
Ph: 352-335-2000

Civic Media Center
433 S. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-373-0010

Coffee Culture
2020 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609
Ph: 352-377-1700

College of Central Florida Citrus
3800 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461
Ph: 352-746-6721

College of Central Florida Ocala
3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474
Ph: 352-873-5800

Cone Park Resource Center
2801 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
Ph: 352-334-0720

The Copa
2330 S Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Ph: 352-351-5721

Estella Byrd Whitman Wellness and Community Resource Center
819 NW 7th St, Ocala, FL 34475
Ph: 352-875-2226

Fades & Fros
600 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-384-1008

Florida School of Traditional Midwifery
810 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-338-0766

FreeDOM Clinic USA
1056 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Ph: 352-421-5510

Gold Room Nightclub
11 SW 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32607
Ph: 352-745-4855

Grace Marketplace
3055 NE 28th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32609
Ph: 352-792-0800

Hair Wonders the Cutting Edge
4040 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
Ph: 352-375-3856

Halo Salon
9300 NW 230th St, Micanopy, FL 32667
Ph: 352-222-0207

Helping Hands Clinic
509 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-519-5542

Interfaith Emergency Services
435 NW 2nd St, Ocala, FL 34475
Ph: 352-629-8868

Jazzy Cutz
542 N Marion Ave, Lake City, FL 32055
Ph: 386-867-0729

Lake Sumter State College – Leesburg
9501 US Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788
Ph: 352-323-3650

Lake Sumter State College – South Lake/Clermont
1250 N Hancock Rd, Clermont, FL 34711
Ph: 352-536-2274

Lake Sumter State College – Sumter Center
1423 CR 526A, Sumterville, FL 33585
Ph: 352-568-0001

Lone Wolf Barber Shop
111 SW 3rd St. Gainesville, FL 32601

Library Partnership
912 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-334-0165

Peaceful Paths
Ph: 352-377-5690

Pride Community Center of North Central Florida
3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609
Ph: 352-377-8915

Project Hope of Marion County
830 NE 28th St Unit 201, Ocala, FL 34470
Ph: 352-624-4673

Rural Women’s Health Project
1108 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-372-1095

Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606
Ph: 352-381-3787

Sigma Nu Fraternity
2371 W Fraternity Dr, Gainesville, FL 32603
Ph: 352-875-4134

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
111 S Francis St, Interlachen, FL 32148
Ph: 352-684-4506
*Free HIV testing available at this site – check HIV testing schedule

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center
14646 NW 151 Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
Ph: 386-462-1551

SWAG Family Resource Center
807 SW 64th Ter, Gainesville, FL 32607
Ph: 352-505-6823

Time For Freedom Re-Entry Center of Ocala
2006 NE 8th Rd, Ocala, FL 34470
Ph: 352-662-9593

Truth Nightclub
211 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-745-3536

University Club
18 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-378-6814

Unspoken Treasure Society
1001 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 904-769-1265

Verdant Cove Apartments
4260 SE 10th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32641
Ph: 352-327-4393

Village Crossing Apartments
501 SE 18th St, Gainesville, FL 32641
Ph: 352-373-9914

For more information about Business Responds to AIDS, Contact us.

WellFlorida Council, Inc., 1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606

Ph: 352-415-0464

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