When it Comes to HIV There Are A Lot of Local Resources

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South Florida is home to the nation’s worst HIV/AIDS outbreak, despite stepped-up efforts to control the spread of the virus.  Miami-Dade County currently ranks number one in the nation, logging the highest number of new AIDS cases per capita in the United States.

Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) currently ranks number two in the nation, logging the 2nd highest number of new AIDS cases per capita in the United States, according to state health officials.

For people living with HIV/AIDS, there are many resources available in our area to help deal with the virus. Check them out below.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)110 SE 6th Street, Suite 1960

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301








AHF is now one of the largest non-profit providers of specialized HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States and has emerged as an essential safety net provider for disenfranchised populations. AHF remains committed to serving indigent populations disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, including people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgendered individuals, drug users, people with a history of incarceration, and other vulnerable populations.

The Pride Center at Equality Park2040 N. Dixie Highway

Wilton Manors, FL 33305



The Pride Center is a major site for HIV testing and prevention, education and counseling. It also offers holistic and comprehensive support programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS, including the nationally acclaimed PALS Project.

Sunserve2312 Wilton Drive

Wilton Manors, FL 33305



Project AIDS Care (PAC) Case Management: The purpose of the PAC Waiver is to promote, maintain, and optimize the health of persons living with AIDS in order to delay or prevent institutionalization. PAC waiver provides home and community-based services to Medicaid eligible persons with a documented diagnosis of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) that choose to live at home and in the community.

Latinos Salud

2330 Wilton Drive

Wilton Manors, FL 33305



Located in the heart of the gay community, Latinos Salud provides innovative HIV prevention and community building programs, HIV rapid testing, linkage services for people living with HIV/AIDS, and community outreach. Latinos Salud serves Latino guys of all ages, all local guys living with HIV (not just Latino) and their partners, and anyone who identifies as transgender. All of services are free to the community.

CompassThe Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County

201 N. Dixie Hwy / Lake Worth, FL 33460



Compass aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They accomplish this by emboldening youth, promoting pride in the community, and acting as an educator, advocate, health service provider, and focal point for community organizing.  As good neighbors, effective partners, and respected participants in our civic responsibilities, Compass promotes awareness of the caring nature of our diverse community.

Care Resource

3510 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33137


871 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311


1701 Meridian Avenue, Suite 400

Miami Beach, FL 33139



For 30 years, Care Resource has provided HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment services to individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and has become South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization. Persons living with HIV/AIDS have had access at a “one-stop” location to primary medical care, oral health care, research studies, information and referrals, medical case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, counseling and testing, health screenings and support services.

Poverello Center

2056 North Dixie Highway

Wilton Manors, FL 33305



The mission of The Poverello Center is to provide life-saving food and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, who are residents of Broward County and meet the specified qualifications for services. Poverello also has 10,000 square feet of space dedicated to a thrift store, which serves as a way to help them raise funds.

Broward House1726 SE 3rd Ave.

Fort Lauderdale, 33316



Broward House is South Florida's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS Community Service organization with 15 locations throughout Broward County. They provide services up to and including medical care, substance abuse and mental house counseling and, in some cases, housing to over 6,000 Florida residents yearly. Some of their other services include 15 Assisted Living/Residential Facilities; Substance Abuse Treatment and Facilities; Medical Services; Mental Health Therapy; Case Management and Linkage Services; Medicaid PAC Waiver Services; ARTAS - Stenghth Based Brief Intervention; AIDS Insurance Continuation Program; HIV Testing and Counseling; MPowerment - 18 - 30 MSM Outreach Program;  Independent and Safe Housing Locations; and Tenant Based Voucher Program (HOPWA).

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