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- At-Home Self Testing Kit Sign Up* Free at-home HIV testing for Miami-Dade County residents. Order your free at-home HIV test kit. Test yourself and find out your HIV status at no cost to you and from the comfort of your home.
- Free At-Home HIV Testing*
- KNOW YOUR HIV STATUS Empower U, Inc. At-Home HIV Testing
- Project Access Foundation HIV Testing*
- Free Condoms!*
Eye Exams and Eyeglasses
- Eye Care America* for Seniors over 65 and for those in need of assistance for glaucoma.
- InfantSEE* No Cost eye exams for infants 6-12 months.
- New Eyes* Eyeglasses available based on need and a special application for people affected by COVID-19.
- Ryan White Program Subrecipients
- Borinquen Medical Centers Dental site in North Miami
- Resources for Dental Services for Low-Income Individuals and Families: Florida Department of Health Dental Clinic Community Smiles Dental Health Clinic
- Income Equality Justice Project at Legal Services of Greater Miami. Have your wages or bank account been garnished? Did your employer withhold wages out of your paycheck? Is your bank withholding some of your money? Have you lost access to your bank account? You could be eligible for FREE legal assistance!
- Optum Pharmacy The only nationally certified pharmacy with a dedicated HIV account management team.
- The Community Action and Human Services Department will provide Home Energy Bill Assistance to eligible Miami-Dade County residents effected by COVID-19*
- Free UHealth Clinic @ Walgreens has a new HIV/STD and PrEP Website*
- Free Counseling Services at Survivors’ Pathway
PrEP, PEP & nPEP
COVID-19 PrEP Access Updates
- HHS Implements Override Request
- Ready, Set, PrEP Expands*
- Prior Authorization, Regional Disparities*
- PrEP During COVID-19 (HIV.gov)* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) understands that its partners in HIV prevention are facing unprecedented challenges and demands as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic together. CDC has developed guidance for providing PrEP when facility-based services and in-person patient-clinician contact is limited.
News & Resources
- Persons at high risk of HIV acquisition* The US Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition.
- HealthHIV becomes the new home for PleasePrEPMe.org, the original comprehensive PrEP online resource* As of Friday, January 15, 2021, HealthHIV will be the new home of PleasePrEPMe.org, an online platform that expands access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Initially launched in 2015 as a searchable and location-responsive provider directory for the State of California, PleasePrEPMe.org has expanded to provide HIV prevention resources in English and Spanish for consumers and providers in all 50 states. The platform features an online PrEP navigation training program with multiple modules/courses and downloadable resources which offer comprehensive insights and highlight best practices for PrEP consumers, navigators, and prescribers.
- HHS Seeks Vendor(s) to Distribute PrEP Medications as Part of Ready, Set, PrEP* (HIV.gov) The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) requires a vendor(s) to distribute pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications as part of a donation agreement between HHS and Gilead to provide PrEP medication at no cost for up to 200,000 individuals a year who are at risk for HIV and who are uninsured.
- Ready, Set, PrEP Expands Access to Medication to Prevent HIV * HRSA News December 3 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.
- FDA Approves Second Drug to Prevent HIV Infection as Part of Ongoing Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic (October 2019)*
Recursos En Español
- Latinx LGBTQ Evaluación Comunitaria de Salud: Florida y la Texas La encuesta se utilizará para comprender mejor los determinantes sociales y estructurales que perpetúan las disparidades de salud entre las comunidades Latinx LGBTQ que residen en Tejas. La información recopilada ayudará a abordar las necesidades de salud de la comunidad al informar los enfoques de políticas, promoción, acceso a servicios de salud de calidad e inversión en capacitaciones y liderazgo para Latinxs/Hispanos LGBTQ.
- Latinx LGBTQ Community Health Assessment: Florida & Texas The survey will be used to gain a better understanding of the social and structural determinants that perpetuate health disparities among Latinx LGBTQ communities residing in Florida. The information collected will aid in addressing community health needs by informing approaches to policy, advocacy, access to quality healthcare services, and investment in Latinx LGBTQ centered trainings and leadership.
- Telesalud: atención médica desde la seguridad de nuestros hogares. Durante la emergencia de salud pública debida a la COVID-19, no tenemos que elegir entre la atención médica y el distanciamiento social. Cuando los pacientes reciben atención médica a través de telesalud, y los médicos usan esta tecnología, protegemos nuestra salud y la salud de nuestras comunidades.
- infoSIDA: Ofrece Información Sobre Tratamiento, Prevención e Investigación del VIH/SIDA: Infográficas*
- Differences in Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes Among Hispanic/Latino Men and Women Receiving HIV Medical Care — United States, 2013–2014*
- Legal Assistance for the Transgender Community at Legal Services of Greater Miami Contact www.legalservicesmiami.org or (305) 576-0080.
- Housing Discrimination: If you live in Miami-Dade County and are being discriminated against by a landlord because you are transgender, you may qualify for free legal assistance.
- Legal Name Change: If you are a transgender individual living in Miami-Dade County and need a legal name change, you may qualify for free legal assistance.
- Project Access Foundation, Inc.* A nonprofit Community Health Center delivering Primary Care and Comprehensive HIV Prevention services at four (4) locations throughout Miami-Dade (below). Ryan White, private/commercial health plans are accepted, sliding fee scale is available. LGBTQ Friendly and a Transgender Safe Space! Email Angel Camacho for more information.
- Healthcare.gov: Transgender Health Care* HealthCare.gov offers specific guidance for transgender people when: Applying for Marketplace coverage; seeking sex-specific preventive services; and identifying plans with transgender exclusions.
- HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Transgender: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients (January 2020)
Women, Children & Students
- T.O.P.W.A. Facebook Page* Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act
- Free Family Wellness Programs (YWCA) for Women
- 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.
- Free Family Wellness Programs (YWCA) for Women (2021)
- T.O.P.W.A. Borinquen Medical Centers Facebook Page* We are all currently facing challenging times with the current pandemic. In efforts to still provide our TOPWA services to patients in need, we invite you to please share our current Facebook page to patients that can benefit from it. On the page, we are sharing information on local events, food drives, and COVID-19. In addition we will be having a virtual baby shower and raffling baby items. We want this Facebook page to bring new and existing moms a shine of hope during this pandemic.
- Press Release: FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Truvada® for Reducing the Risk of Acquiring HIV-1 in Adolescents (May 2018)
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment at New Hope C.O.R.P.S.– Ryan White Part A Twelve (12) beds are available to adult male recipients of Ryan White Part A with an active substance use disorder; Treatment includes individualized assessment, treatment plan, individual and group counseling, housing navigation, employment services, peer support services, case management, linkage to care, and room & board; Certified referrals can be sent by the recipient’s Medical Case Manager to email@example.com or faxed to 786-243-0503 (Attn: Amaris Hess); For more information about our services, please call 786-243-1003.
- HART: Health Alternatives Require Transitions Outpatient substance abuse counseling resource at The Village South. This project is funded by SAMHSA, not the local Ryan White Part A Program, but is an available resource for clients who would benefit from in-home counseling for substance use disorder. You Can Receive $25, $50 & $100 Gift Cards.
- A Message on Addiction and Treatment – Addiction is a complex brain disease that becomes more pronounced by compulsive substance use – despite the harmful consequences . . . Getting professional help can really make a world of difference. Care Resource’s Licensed Therapists can share ideas to build the skills a person needs to solve their problems and find meaningful ways to cope.
- Prevention Toolkits
- Substance Misuse, Infectious Disease, and the Powerful Potential of Syringe Service Programs (November 2019)* (HHS.gov) Opioid and drug misuse has profound economic and health consequences on Americans, including a rise in certain infectious diseases throughout our nation. . . Comprehensive syringe services programs (SSPs) have the proven ability to help combat the opioid crisis and prevent the spread of infectious disease linked to injection drug use. . .
- AIDS & Behavior Article: The Depression Treatment Cascade: Disparities by Alcohol Use, Drug Use, and Panic Symptoms Among Patients in Routine HIV Care in the United States (October 2018)*
- HIV.gov Blog – Viral Suppression Among Youth and People Who Inject Drugs Is Improving, But Results Are Still Below the National Average (March 2018)*
- Community Response Planning for Outbreaks of Hepatitis and HIV Among People Who Inject Drugs (2017)*
Patient Assistance Programs
- Medicare.gov* Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
- NeedyMeds.org* Find help with the cost of medicine
- MedicineAssistanceTool.org* 3 Steps to Finding Medication Assistance
- Fair Pricing Coalition* Patient Assistance and Co-Pay Programs for HIV, PEP, PrEP and Viral Hepatitis
- Publix Pharmacy* Free Medication Program (High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Antibiotics)
- Wal-Mart Pharmacy* $4 Prescriptions (Cholesterol, Diabetes, Digestion, Family Planning, Heart Health & Blood Pressure, Mental Health, Thyroid, Vitamins & Nutrition)
Let’s Get Digital! Social Media Resources
- T.O.P.W.A. Facebook Page* We are all currently facing challenging times with the current pandemic. In efforts to still provide our TOPWA services to patients in need, we invite you to please share our current Facebook page to patients that can benefit from it. On the page, we are sharing information on local events, food drives, and COVID-19. In addition we will be having a virtual baby shower and raffling baby items. We want this Facebook page to bring new and existing moms a shine of hope during this pandemic.
- Digital Tools* Trends to Watch; Digital Government; Awareness Days & Digital
- Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019*
- How Mobile Devices and 5G Are Reshaping the Digital Divide (March 2019)*
- How Social Media Kits Support HIV Communication (March 2019)*
- Two Good Freebies from HIV.gov (March 2019)* #1: Social Media Lab at the National HIV Prevention Conference; #2: Free for Everyone: Virtual Office Hours
- Instagram and Awareness Days: Success Stories from the Community (February 2019)*
- Advice from Digital Media Experts (January 2019)*
- The Top 8 Digital Tools Blog Posts of 2018*
- Five Trends to Watch In Mobile (July 2018)*
- Get Smart! New Data shows How Youth use Mobile Social Media – What This Means for HIV Prevention (July 2018)*
- Fact Sheet: Blacks living with Diagnosed HIV Infection in Miami-Dade County, 2019 (Florida Department of Health)
- Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) Strategic Toolkit (January 2019) The U=U Strategic Toolkit was designed to help build the capacity and skills of in-country staff to promote the U=U campaign and supporting messages. The toolkit can be used by anyone interested in delivering accurate information about U=U. There are, however, specific resources that consider the unique roles and context of community members, civil society organizations (CSOs), health care providers, faith-based organizations (FBOs), and leaders across sectors.
- Domestic Violence Prevention* For immediate help, call the Hotline: 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY)
- Videos on HIV Specifically for People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- National HIV/AIDS Strategies (2010-2020) (January 2021)*
- HIV Treatment as Prevention (CDC.gov)* A person with HIV who takes HIV medicine as prescribed and gets and stays virally suppressed or undetectable can stay healthy and has effectively no risk of sexually transmitting HIV to HIV-negative partners.
- HIV Drug Interactions Website* Select or enter the ARV then scroll down and select or enter a client’s co-medications then scroll down to “Drug Interactions” to see if anything is listed as Do Not Coadminister, Potential Interaction, Potential Weak Interaction, or No Interaction Expected.
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