Do you have HIV, AIDS or Hepatitis and need help? Are you afraid to ask for help? Are you unsure of where to get help? The Florida Department of Health, Volusia County AIDS Program Office is here to help you improve the quality of your life. The state of Florida offers a variety of confidential HIV/AIDS services. New treatments, medications and support mean longer, healthier lives for people with HIV. The more you know about this chronic illness, the more you’ll be able to work with your health care provider to manage your own health care. Everyone approaches HIV in a different way. Most people have a lot of questions about HIV (what it means, what to do about it, how long will I live, where to get treatment, etc.).
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County provides confidential HIV testing. Rapid testing is available and standard testing with results given in two weeks can be provided when needed. All counselors are certified testers that ensure testing is done safely and confidentially. Trained counselors provide education and support to individuals who are at risk of becoming infected with HIV or are already infected.
The HIV prevention staff provides community education about HIV prevention to Volusia County. Staff also provides individualized one-on-one education when needed. Program staff visits college campuses, faith-based groups and other community organizations to provide HIV testing and education as well as information on clinic services.
Case Management Services
The HIV /AIDS program Case Managers provide a variety of case management services. All are experienced staff members who can help with obtaining critical HIV medications and health services. Case managers are available to help HIV positive clients with linkage to services such as primary healthcare, dental care, maternal care, social services, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, support and advocacy services, transportation, housing and more.
What is the Linkage to Care program?
The Linkage to Care program connects newly and previously diagnosed HIV-positive individuals to HIV medical care. The program serves Volusia residents who are HIV-positive, are at least 18 years old and are not receiving HIV medical care.
Individuals that are not in care will be referred to an Eligibility Specialist at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County.