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

October 10, 2014
Alabama Pastor Tells Church: I Have AIDS and Slept With Flock 
A Baptist pastor in Montgomery, Alabama, confessed from the pulpit that he is living with AIDS and had committed adultery with female church members.
October 09, 2014
$175M for Mental Health Treatment to Help 22.5% of U.S. Adults 
An estimated 51.2 million people in the U.S. had at least one mental disorder in the past year.
October 08, 2014
Charges Dropped in Nick Rhoades Iowa Criminalization Case 
Prosecutors in Iowa have asked a judge to drop HIV criminalization charges against Nick Rhoades.
October 07, 2014
UCSF Offers PrEP Info Phone Line for U.S. Clinicians 
Health care providers can call a new UCSF phone line to get expert advice about prescribing Truvada as PrEP to prevent HIV infection.
October 06, 2014
Iris House Clients Suppress HIV at 250% of National Average 
Gender-specific programs at Iris House in New York City help clients suppress HIV at rates 250 percent of the national average.
October 03, 2014
NMAC Announces Recipients of Youth Scholar Program 
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) has selected this year’s Youth Scholars for its Youth Initiative to End HIV in America. Recipients kick off the program by attending the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA).
October 02, 2014
U.S. Conference on AIDS 2014 Kicks Off in San Diego 
The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA2014) takes place October 2 to 5 in San Diego with a focus on Obamacare and HIV among Latinos.
October 01, 2014
African Doctor Treats Ebola With HIV Drug Epivir (Lamivudine) 
A doctor caring for Ebola patients in rural Liberia says he is successfully treating them with the HIV med Epivir (lamivudine).


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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Voting Rights and HIV/AIDS

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

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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, 10/28/2014 - 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, October 28th, 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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October 09, 2014
New Technologies Provide Real-Time View of HIV on the Prowl 
A new imaging technique has allowed researchers to observe the “dance” HIV undergoes as it prepares to infect a cell, an advancement that may open doors for developing new ways of preventing infection.
October 08, 2014
People With HIV and Kidney Problems Should Avoid Viread (Tenofovir) 
While antiretroviral therapy is beneficial for HIV-positive people with reduced kidney function, they should not take Viread (tenofovir).
October 07, 2014
HIV Rebounds in Second Child Thought to Be Cured 
Echoing the disappointment of the “Mississippi baby” case, a second child's virus has rebounded  after he was suspected to be functionally cured of HIV.
October 06, 2014
HIV Likely Spread Out of Kinshasa, the Congo, in 1920s 
A new study argues that HIV initially spread from its more localized origins in central Africa out of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Herbals and Supplements May Cause Liver Damage, Even Death 
Herbals and dietary supplements (HDS) may be more dangerous to the liver than bodybuilding HDS or medications.
October 03, 2014
Gay Men, With or Without HIV, May Benefit From HPV Vaccine 
Forty-seven percent of HIV-positive gay men and 64 percent of HIV-negative gay men in an Irish study would benefit from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
October 02, 2014
HIV May Replicate in Spinal Fluid Even After Years of Treatment 
Low levels of HIV may still replicate in cerebrospinal fluid even when the viral load is undetectable in both the CSF and the plasma and after an individual has been treated with antiretrovirals for up to a decade.
October 01, 2014
Failed Pediatric HIV Vaccines May Offer Protection After All 
Vaccines that have previously failed to demonstrate efficacy in preventing pediatric HIV transmission may work after all, thanks to insights gained from subsequent vaccine research.

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Current Issue

The Oct/Nov 2014 issue explores pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Focus On: Prevention

A new portal for PEP, PrEP, TasP and safer sex.

20 Staples

Mark S. King on why we have to share our pain.

Aging With HIV

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