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Prevention Resources


Local Assistance

HIV Testing

  • Free At-Home HIV Testing HIV testing may look different, but it’s still available! To support expanded HIV testing options during COVID-19, Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens, along with OraSure Technologies, donated 10,000 OraQuick In-Home HIV Tests to community partners.
  • Free Condoms! * Miami-Dade County residents that are 18 years old or older can place an online order to receive free condoms through the TestMiami website. A personal protection package will be mailed directly to their home that consists of male condoms, female condoms, lubricants, and dental dams.

  • Assistance with 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 Community Health of South Florida – Optometry (limited services); Public Health Trust – Ophthalmology/Optometry; University of Miami -Ophthalmology/Optometry (limited services)
  • Optum Pharmacy The only nationally certified pharmacy with a dedicated HIV account management team. Optum provides: American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVP)-certified pharmacists; A specially trained clinical HIV team; Financial assistance specialists that will exhaust all efforts to get funding; Multilingual capabilities; Prior authorization and appeals team; Clinical management program and consistent patient follow up to promote optimal outcomes.  Click here for the Optum Pharmacy website.
  • 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.

PrEP, PEP & nPEP

COVID-19 PrEP Access Updates

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.

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LGBTQ+

  • 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.

​Women, Children & Students

  • 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
  • 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.

Drug & Alcohol Addiction

  • 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.

Patient Assistance Programs

  • 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.

General Information

  • 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)
  • 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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