The Wellness Center
of South Florida
2921 NE 6th Ave., Wilton Manors, FL 33334

Phone:  954-568-0152  Fax:  954-568-1364
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Local HIV/STD Testing Sites

The Pride Center HIV CONFIDENTIAL RAPID Testing:

2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Monday to Friday 10 am-8:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-4:30pm.

Contact: (954) 566-3553 or, for more information.

 Appointments are not required. Walk-ins are always Welcomed.

Locate an HIV Test Site Near You 

Get Information on:  The Importance of Testing.

CDC national STD/HIV hotline numbers:
800-227-8922 or 800-CDC-INFO / 1-800-232-4636 Spanish 800-344-7432

Broward County Health Department
Fort Lauderdale Health Center

2421 A SW 6th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
*Call for Site Info Closest To You & Day / Time Info For Testing At That Location!

FREE STD and Hepatitis Testing - The East Side Men’s Clinic 2421 S.W 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33315 is now closed and replaced by:  

Broward Wellness Center
305 S. andrews Ave., #601
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Walk-In Location Only - No Appointments Necessary!  
Hours Are:
Tu-Fri 12PM-9PM  & Sa 10AM-7PM

For any additional questions please contact one of our counselors at 954-566 3553.

The Clubs Fort Lauderdale: 110 NW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.
Time: Tuesday 8pm-12pm and Sunday’s 12pm-5pm

Ana G Mendez University: 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar FL, 33025.
Time Friday’s 10:00am 5:30pm

The Cooperative Feeding Program
Rapid HIV Testing Site at:
1 NW 33rd Terrance, Fort Lauderdale FL 33311.
Phone: (954)792-2328
Hours:  Friday's 9:30AM-12Noon

Latinos Salud Incorporated
2330 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Free HIV Testing
M-F 11AM-7PM & Sa !0AM-2PM

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Wilton Manors Out of the Closet Thrift Store

2097 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305

New:  AIDS Healthcare Foundation -
Fort Lauderdale Out of the Closet

1785 Sunrise Blvd. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

Minority Development and Empowerment Incorporated
Fort Lauderdale Office

5225 NW 33rd Ave Bldg 5
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM

Broward House Incorporated
Wilton Manors Client Services

2800 N Andrews Ave
Wilton Manors, Florida 33311

They Report It.
We Bring It To You.

Nurse With HIV Gets 3 Years in Jail for Negligence in Uganda

CDC HIV Awareness Campaign Targets Gay and Bisexual Men

White House to Host Regional HIV/AIDS Listening Sessions

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2014

May 19 Is National Hepatitis Testing Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2014

Low Vitamin D Is Linked to Poor HIV Treatment Outcomes

Cracking the Code of an Enzyme That Ultimately Helps HIV

Cardiovascular Risks Need Better Management In HIV Population

Alcohol Is Very Risky for Those Coinfected With HIV and Hep C


Do you lack health insurance but make too much money to qualify for government assistance? Are your prescription co-payments so high that you can’t afford other basic necessities? This chart lists the patient assistance programs (PAPs) and co-pay programs that may be able to help.

Click here to learn more about HIV patient assistance and co-pay programs.

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The June 2014 issue marks 20 years of service to the HIV/AIDS community.


New guidelines for using Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Speak Up

The HIV health reform site needs to hear about problems and success stories.

Party Like
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Real hope for people living with both HIV and hepatitis C.

Risk Unlikely

HIV still found in semen of some fully suppressed men.

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Born That Way

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Protecting Ourselves

David Mixner on why LGBTs and people with HIV/AIDS should advocate for biosimilar drugs.

Behind the Headlines

Mark S. King on a new book about the "Berlin Patient" and cure research.

Medical Cannabis Unity

An HIV-positive medical marijuana patient seeks legalization.

Inaccurate Reporting

Half-baked HIV news stories follow a study on how THC in marijuana affects monkey SIV.

Voting Rights and HIV/AIDS

The Center for HIV Law and Policy argues for social and political inclusion. 

The For-Profit Crunch

Pharma and biotech companies search for an HIV cure.

Continued Support

Merck Recommits to state ADAPs through 2014.

Hello Friends,
Everyone needs to know the following things and take action now if it applies:

  1. We have a wonderful licensed insurance agent here at the Wellness Center now.  He is taking on EVERYONE who is HIV and AICP eligible. Hurry, hurry, only until March 31st!!
  2. Anyone who is HIV+ can get FULL health insurance and guess what? WE CAN PAY FOR IT AT THE WELLNESS CENTER! Well, up to $750 per month and almost all of Cliff's policies are coming up LESS THAN YOUR COBRA AND CONVERSION POLICIES.  Is your COBRA finished?
  3. NOT ONLY THAT, but they all include almost all the local docs we all know and love...
  4. If you have a friend who needs insurance, or even if yours is too expensive CALL US 954-568-0152.  
  5. WE ARE COVERING $2,500 in deductibles and $100 per month for med copays!
  6. We will go out of our way to help you!
  7. If you are getting Ryan White Care now this is your chance to keep the doctor but get your own PRIVATE INSURANCE POLICY, you know, don't you want a major medical policy and coverage for NON-HIV meds as well?
JUMP ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME HISTORICAL EVENT!!! Call me, I'll send you to the insurance guy.  He is in the next office. On Wednesdays and Thursdays we will be keeping late hours.

Thanks and have a great day!


Heidi Andrus
Executive Director
The Wellness Center of South Florida
P: 954-568-0152
F: 954-568-1364

WCSF Meetup Fundraising Event

Join Us for an Event Where Giving Won't Just Feel Good, It'll Taste Good Too!

We're having a fundraiser at
California Pizza Kitchen in
Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday, 5/27/2014 - ALL DAY!
Includes:  Lunch; Dinner; Carry Out

Simply email us at below email to receive fundraiser flyer and bring it anytime for lunch, dinner or carry out orders on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 and give it to your server with your name, phone and email on it for a chance to win free dinner drawing and 20% of your check will be donated to our organization!



The Wellness Center of South Florida (WCSF) is always seeking individual / corporate donations to aide us in our operational overhead or to sponsor our support groups.  You may donate by sending your check directly to WCSF or by clicking on PayPal link above.  Checks may be made to:
Wellness Center of South Florida
and mailed attention to:

Heidi Andrus, Executive Director
Wellness Center of South Florida, Inc.
2921 NE 6th Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33334

A licensed 501 (c) (3) organization in the State of Florida.
P:  954-568-0152
F:  954-568-1364

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May 22, 2014
Low Vitamin D Is Linked to Poor HIV Treatment Outcomes 
There is an apparent link between low vitamin D and an elevated risk of HIV disease progression among people beginning treatment for the virus.
May 21, 2014
Cracking the Code of an Enzyme That Ultimately Helps HIV 
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered how to inhibit a key enzyme that plays an important yet complex role in HIV’s life cycle.
May 20, 2014
Cardiovascular Risks Need Better Management In HIV Population 
High blood pressure and high cholesterol are each resistant to traditional forms of treatment among the HIV population.
May 19, 2014
Alcohol Is Very Risky for Those Coinfected With HIV and Hep C 
Drinking even moderately is linked to a much higher risk of advanced liver fibrosis among those coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV.
May 16, 2014
Still Hoping for a Functionally Cured Canadian Baby 
Proof that any Canadian children have been functionally cured of HIV has so far been elusive, with one child experiencing viral rebound after a treatment interruption.
May 15, 2014
CDC Issues New Guidelines for Using Truvada as PrEP 
The CDC has issued new guidelines to health care providers for the use of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV acquisition.
May 14, 2014
Media Cooks Up Claim That Soy Sauce Treats, Even Cures HIV 
Numerous media outlets have erroneously reported that soy sauce contains an ingredient that treats or even may cure HIV.
May 13, 2014
Major Study Supports Benefits of Beginning HIV Therapy Early 
Starting antiretroviral treatment for HIV before CD4 cells drop too low reduces the risk of AIDS and HIV-related illnesses.
May 12, 2014
Is a Parasite to Blame for High HIV Rates in African Women? 
A widespread parasitic disease may be responsible for the disproportionate rates of HIV among African women.
May 09, 2014
Opioid Substitution Therapy Is Linked to Lowered HIV Risk 
Methadone and buprenorphine-naloxone both lower injecting behaviors that put injection drug users at risk for HIV.
May 08, 2014
Low CD4s Despite HIV Treatment Linked to Risk of Cancer 
A failure for CD4 levels to rise in the face of treatment for HIV is associated with a greater risk of virus-related non-AIDS-defining cancers.
May 07, 2014
Booze and Many Sex Partners Don’t Click With HIV Prevention 
The more people drink and the more sex partners they have, the less likely they are to engage with an HIV prevention program.
May 06, 2014
New HIV-Fighting Protein Found in Coral Reefs 
Researchers have uncovered a new class of proteins, found in coral reefs, that can block HIV from entering immune cells.
May 05, 2014
Harm Reduction Programs for Injection Drug Users Curb HIV 
Implementing harm reduction programs among imprisoned and newly released injection drug users dramatically slows the spread of HIV. 
May 02, 2014
New HHS HIV Treatment Guidelines Account for Cost 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has for the first time added a section on cost considerations to its guidelines on HIV treatment.
May 01, 2014
HIV Bites Into Health-Related Quality of Life in the U.K. 
People living with HIV in the United Kingdom have poorer health-related quality of life than the HIV-negative population.

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