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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Community Health

  •  321-454-7155
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    Mailing Address

    2575 N. Courtenay Pkwy 

    Merritt Island, FL 32953 

     

Health Education and Risk Reduction Program 

This free program provides information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS. It is a graphic presentation that shows signs and symptoms of a variety of diseases. Other discussion topics include counseling and testing procedures, as well as safer sex practices. Recommended for teenagers, parents and single groups. Also recommended for organizations that have a genuine interest in the HIV/AIDS dilemma. Please call 321-504-0919 for more information.

Counseling and Testing 

The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County provides counseling and testing on an Anonymous or Confidential basis.

Anonymous - no names are used so patients are provided anonymity. The patient is instructed to return to the clinic in two weeks for results and post-testing counseling. To make an appointment call 321-690-6486.

Confidential - counseling and testing is provided in our STD (sexually transmitted disease), Family planning, and Maternity clinics, with each patient signing a written consent form. To schedule an appointment for the Melbourne Clinic, call 321-726-2909. To schedule an appointment for the Viera or Titusville Clinic, call 321-637-7300.

Positive HIV Contact Tracing 

The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County may obtain contacts (sexual or needle sharing partners) from patients.

HIV and AIDS Surveillance 

The law requires that HIV+ and full blown AIDS syndrome be reported to the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County. Upon receiving the reports, each case is investigated and reported to the State Health Office in Tallahassee.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) 

The program assists with utilities and shelter expenses in emergency situations. Limited funding available.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) 

This program can provide specific HIV related medications for patients who qualify medically as well as financially and are uninsured or do not have adequate prescription coverage.

AIDS Patient Care Network and Ryan White Program 

These programs are designed to assist patients with out-patient medical expenses. Should patients have no other resources, these funds may be utilized. All services must have prior approval.

Project AIDS Care (Waiver 0194) 

Project AIDS Care is a Medicaid waiver program. It permits additional payment for a unique set of home and community based services. The goal of Project AIDS Care is to provide increased quality while lessening dependence on institutional care. A home-care basis allows care to be delivered with greater client participation in a course of treatments, in a less costly, more "user friendly" setting.

For More Information: 

  • AIDS Information, Counseling and Testing, and Anonymous Appointments - 321-690-6486
  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance - 321-690-6485
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program - 321-690-6498 or 321-634-6308
  • HOPWA, Patient Care, Project AIDS Care (Waiver) and Ryan White - 321-690-6486 or 321-690-6444
  • Department of Health website - http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/aids/index.html.

Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline: