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HIV Counseling and Testing

Epidemiology

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County offers confidential or anonymous testing at each of our clinic sites. Individuals who test positive for HIV are referred for treatment to healthcare providers in the area or to the Primary Care Clinic at the Florida Department of Health in Lee County. Partner Notification and contact investigations are also conducted to identify and treat individuals who may have been exposed.

Looking for an HIV testing location? Search the CDC's list

HIV/AIDS Health Education and Prevention

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County health education staff work as part of the STD Program. Our staff have been recognized as leaders in education on HIV/AIDS and strive to reach out to the community to encourage the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

Our services:

  • Prevention education through community presentations
  • Providing HIV/AIDS training to healthcare providers
  • Facilitating HIV counseling and testing
  • Street outreach to at-risk populations
  • Developing age-appropriate HIV/AIDS education course curriculums
  • Providing technical assistance to community-based agencies
  • Maintaining a directory of HIV/AIDS services available in Lee County
  • Condom distribution

To obtain additional information please call (239) 656-2540.

HIV/AIDS CEU’s for professionals in Florida

Many professions in the State of Florida require that certified staff maintain ongoing HIV/AIDS training and CEU's.

For on-line CEU’s and opportunities for HIV/AIDS training go to:

Related Links:

The following are very useful web sites dedicated to providing current and accurate HIV/AIDS information:

CDC HIV/AIDS - Provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS information on statistics, transmission, treatment, patient care, prevention, research, disease facts, counseling and testing, funding and national conferences.

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) - A resource for educational materials including fact sheets, FAQs, brochures, videos, books, reports, posters and various other prevention items.

AIDSinfo - Up-to-date information on HIV treatments, clinical trials and treatment research.

CDC Features - Women & Girls HIV Awareness - HIV/AIDS: A Growing Issue for Women and Girls

We Make The Change - HIV/AIDS - A Florida Department of Health initiative to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS and its impact in Florida's minority communities.