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Prevention Resources


Local Resources

HIV Testing

  • At-Home Self Testing Kits from Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County.  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 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.

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)

Dental

Other Programs

  • How to Qualify for Social Security Disability With HIV/AIDS If you have a medical condition, such as HIV or AIDS, that keeps you from working, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two disability programs that provide monthly benefits to those who are disabled or have a serious and can no longer work full time. The SSA uses a medical guide, which is called the Blue Book, to determine eligibility. The Blue Book has a listing that applies to HIV/AIDS. To be approve with that listing, you must meet the specific criteria.
  • 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 (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)  – PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) – nPEP (Non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) 

COVID-19 PrEP Access Updates

News & Resources

  • Pharmacy-Initiated PrEP and PEP* (nastad.org) NASTAD is pleased to announce the publication of a new resource, Pharmacy-Initiated PrEP and PEP. This resource was developed after researching various proposed and enacted bills throughout the country related to pharmacist’s ability to dispense Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) PEP without a prescription from a medical provider.
  • NASTAD PrEP Coverage Brief: PrEP Services Covered with No Cost-Sharing. This National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) fact sheet walks through the coverage and cost-sharing requirements for public and private payers that come with this USPSTF Grade A recommendation. It summarizes federal guidance on implementing Preventive Services provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including new federal sub-regulatory guidance addressing PrEP services released on July 19, 2021. Contact NASTAD’s PrEP team at PrEP@NASTAD.org with questions or to request TA on PrEP financing and coverage.
  • HIV Prevention Certified Provider Program HealthHIV has added a new module on PrEP Adherence to its HIV PCP program and is offering free, continuing education credits for its completion. The HIV Prevention Certified Provider Program is an online, self-paced CME curriculum composed of six modules in HIV prevention detailing the pertinent clinical and practice information that clinicians need to effectively employ HIV prevention interventions. Upon successful completion of this program, participants earn a certificate recognizing their designation as an HIV Prevention Certified Provider (HIV PCP) and receive listing in national online directory of HIV PCPs. The curriculum is updated annually and more frequently as needed, based on approval of new biomedical interventions and release of evidence-based practices.
  • 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.
  • Best Practices: Interventions for PrEP* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) Project) identifies evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and evidence-informed interventions (EIs) for the Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention. The Compendium helps HIV prevention planners and providers in the United States (US) select interventions most appropriate for their communities. The Compendium contains chapters on risk reduction; medication adherence; linkage to, retention in, and re-engagement in HIV care; and structural interventions. (February 2021)
  • 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. (January 2021)
  • 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+

  • Transgender Status-Neutral Community-to-Clinic Models to End the HIV Epidemic Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control – NCHHSTP Grant. In the proposed demonstration project, TG clinics and TG CBOs will work collaboratively to develop holistic models to provide health care and well-being services for Transgender (TG) men and women that include co-located HIV prevention and care, gender-affirming services including hormone therapy and other procedures, STI testing, hepatitis testing, preventive health care, and chronic disease care, and to ensure access to mental health and substance use disorder services and social support services. These services will be developed with trans-specific cultural awareness to ensure that TG persons feel welcomed, heard, and cared for. The recipients will also participate in a national learning collaborative to share lessons learned and best practices for TG clinic and TG CBO partnerships to provide status-neutral, community-to-clinic services for TG persons. Estimated Application Due Date: Dec 30, 2021
  • Positive Action for Latinx Men  Responding to the urgency of the epidemic and direct community requests, ViiV Healthcare launched a series of seed grants in 2018 to provide support to the community. Positive Action for Latinx Men is a community-giving initiative that supports Latinx gay, bisexual, queer and trans men.
  • Justice for All – Celebrating Pride Month – Legal Services of Greater Miami Legal Services proudly champions the rights of the LGBTQ+ Community. Through the LGBTQ Rights Project, we assist clients facing healthcare, housing, and workplace discrimination. Additionally, Legal Services attorneys represent clients in obtaining name and gender marker changes that conform to their gender identity. Basic proof of identity documents is required for everyday activities such as traveling, working, and entering government and other secure buildings. Such documents are needed to use a credit card or to show to a police officer during a routine stop. When transgender and gender non-conforming individuals do not have access to these credentials, they are at an even greater risk for discriminatory barriers in every single aspect of their lives.
  • White House.gov A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021
  • 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

  • DCF Program Updates: Changes to SNAP Household Monthly Benefit Allotments  Florida is no longer in a State of Emergency, and per federal guidelines, as of August 1, 2021, Florida is no longer eligible to offer the maximum monthly allotments. As a result, beginning August 1, 2021, the calculation of SNAP eligibility and benefit amounts will be based on the household size, household gross income, and expenses paid.
  • FIU Center for Children and Families
    • Programs For Elementary-Aged Kids With Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Programas Descripción Para Niños De Primaria Con Trastorno Por Déficit De Atención E Hiperactividad (TDAH)
    • (305) 348-1303
  • 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

  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Part A Bed Availability  November 10, 2021: Catholic Charities St. Luke’s Center, subcontractor for Part A services through Miami Beach Community Health Center, currently has 4 beds available and would like to share information to Ryan White Case Managers in the community.  Please contact Sandra Valdes, svaldes@ccadm.org with questions or concerns.
  • On September 13, 2021 Jessie Trice Community Health Systems announced three (3) Substance Abuse Residential Beds were available to women who are in need of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Please contact (305) 725-9410 or JCNichols@jtchs.org for details.
  • Partnership opportunity with the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (miamidade.gov) The County was awarded a FY 2018 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ-OJJDP) to develop data-driven strategies targeting youth under 25 years of age as identified in the OAYI Strategic Report.
  • 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

Patient Assistance Program (PAP) information is provided to assist Ryan White Program clients and Medical Case Managers in accessing medications available through PAPs.

  • 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.
  • HIV Care Tools* The new AETC Program app supports health care providers with point-of-care tools for HIV screening, prevention, and care.  ake us with you!

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.
  • 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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