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Posted August 7, 2019

  • Notifying the Health Department of HIV Positive Pregnant Women It is necessary for Miami-Dade County Health Department to be notified as soon as a pregnant woman's HIV status is determined in order to ensure and help facilitate the coordination of her care. It is understood that your facility may be able to provide care to HIV infected women during pregnancy. However, it is the suggestion of the Department of Health and Miami-Dade County Health Department that all pregnant women in Miami-Dade County that are diagnosed with HIV receive specialized care through the UM PRIMM clinic (Perinatal Immunology) located at 1490 NW 10 Street, Miami, FL. There is also a suggestion for the HIV positive pregnant woman to receive TOPWA services (Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act) through Borinquen Health Care.
    • Click here for details on Notifying the Health Department of HIV Positive Pregnant Women
    • Click here for the High Risk Pregnancy Notification Form
    • Click here for the FDOH TOPWA webpage
    • Click here for AIDSinfo Updated Fact Sheet: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV 
  • Effectiveness of Prevention Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Acquiring or Transmitting HIV There are now more options than ever before to reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Using medicines to treat HIV, using medicines to prevent HIV, using condoms, having only low-risk sex, only having partners with the same HIV status, and not having sex can all effectively reduce risk. Some options are more effective than others. Combining prevention strategies may be even more effective. But in order for any option to work, it must be used correctly and consistently.

Posted August 1, 2019

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Posted July 17, 2019

Posted June 27, 2019

  • CDC National HIV Testing Day Dear Colleague Letter Today is National HIV Testing Day. We invite you to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in encouraging all adults and young people to get tested for HIV and know their status. This year’s theme, Doing It My Way, emphasizes that there are many ways to get an HIV test and calls on everyone to make HIV testing part of their routine health care.

Posted June 18, 2019

Posted June 12, 2019

  • USPSTF Issues Grade A Recommendations for PrEP & HIV Testing  HIV.gov: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) today published final recommendation statements on HIV screening and HIV prevention. Based on its review of the evidence, the Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for HIV in everyone ages 15 to 65 years and all pregnant people. Younger adolescents and older adults at increased risk for HIV should also be screened. The Task Force also recommends that clinicians offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—a pill that helps prevent HIV—to people at high risk of HIV.

Posted June 10, 2019

  • Too Many People Living with HIV in the U.S. Don’t Know It  HIV.gov: Approximately 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV today. But not all of them know it. In fact, about 15 percent (or 1 in 7) of them are not aware they are living with HIV. Click here for the complete article and learn how to find HIV testing sites near you.

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