Florida Department of Health launches new HIV Data Center

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In an effort to increase public awareness of the status of HIV in Florida, the Department of Health has launched a new HIV Data Center that clearly explains the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) information gathering and CDC’s deduplication processes.

Florida has developed one of the nation’s most comprehensive HIV programs that addresses surveillance, education, prevention, counseling, testing, care and treatment. The goal of this webpage will be to serve as another tool to educate community leaders, partners and residents about the state of HIV in Florida.

The new HIV Data Center, hosted on the front page of the department’s website, features among others: the number of recorded cases of HIV infection in Florida from 2010 through 2014, information on CDC’s deduplication process, and the number of cases deduplicated by Florida.

Through targeted outreach, the department brings together community partners to reach high-risk populations for the purpose of education and testing.

The department has mobilized comprehensive and dynamic resources – such as mobile health units that go into neighborhoods to talk about prevention and provide testing and counseling. The department will continue to update the webpage as new data becomes available each month.

Source: News 965



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