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

Phone:  954-568-0152  Fax:  954-568-1364
Email: 
wcsflink@cs.com
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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 bmannix@pridecenterflorida.org, 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
954-467-4700
M-F 8AM-5PM
*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
954-767-0273
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.
954-525-3344
Time: Tuesday 8pm-12pm and Sunday’s 12pm-5pm

Ana G Mendez University: 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar FL, 33025.
(954)885-5595
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
954-765-6239
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
954-303-6148
877-259-8728

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

1785 Sunrise Blvd. , Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304
954-462-9442

Minority Development and Empowerment Incorporated
Fort Lauderdale Office

5225 NW 33rd Ave Bldg 5
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
954-315-4530
M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM

Broward House Incorporated
Wilton Manors Client Services

2800 N Andrews Ave
Wilton Manors, Florida 33311
954-568-7373

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We Bring It To You.

HHS Promises $11M to Boost HIV Services in Community Health Centers

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Criminalizing Homosexuality Hampers HIV Prevention & Care

HIV Diagnoses Rise in Gay Men and Fall in All Other Groups

Selzentry (Maraviroc) Fails to Best Truvada as First-Line Therapy

Condom With Anti-HIV/STI Lube OK’d in Japan & Australia


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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!

Sincerely,

Heidi Andrus
Executive Director
The Wellness Center of South Florida
wcsflink@cs.com
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, 8/26/2014 - 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, August 26th, 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!

UNABLE TO JOIN US ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2014 AT CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN & STILL WANT TO HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR WCSF THEN SEND CHECK DIRECTLY TO: 
ATTN:  HEIDI ANDRUS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AT ADDRESS BELOW!

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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July 31, 2014
Criminalizing Homosexuality Hampers HIV Prevention & Care 
Laws that criminalize homosexuality restrict the access to both HIV prevention and care services for men who have sex with men.
HIV Diagnoses Rise in Gay Men and Fall in All Other Groups 
While the U.S. annual HIV diagnosis rate dropped by a third over the past decade, the rate mostly rose among gay men, more than doubling among those between 13 and 24.
July 30, 2014
Selzentry (Maraviroc) Fails to Best Truvada as First-Line Therapy 
Selzentry failed in a head-to-head with Truvada as a first-line treatment for HIV when each were paired with Prezista.
Condom With Anti-HIV/STI Lube OK’d in Japan & Australia 
A condom treated with an antiviral lubricant shown to fight HIV and other viral sexually transmitted infections has been approved in Japan and Australia.
July 29, 2014
European Health Agency Wants More Answers About PrEP 
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has stated that the agency is not ready to issue a recommendation about PrEP.
Male Circumcision Doesn’t Raise Sexual Risk-Taking in Zambia 
Zamibian men who get circumcised as a part of a public health effort to reduce HIV risk do not seem to engage in riskier sexual behaviors as a result.
July 28, 2014
AbbVie’s '3D' Regimen Shows Promise in Those With Hep C & HIV 
AbbVie’s “3D” regimen has shown high cure rates in treating genotype 1 of hepatitis C among those coinfected with HIV, both with and without cirrhosis.
Study on Intermittent Dosing of PrEP Suggests High Adherence 
Early results of a study of an intermittent dosing strategy for PrEP have suggested that a high proportion of the participants are adhering well.
July 25, 2014
Drug Spurs Latently Infected Cells But Doesn’t Taper HIV Reservoir 
Romidepsin, a cancer drug from the HDAC inhibitor class, awakened HIV-infected immune cells from latency, but it did not shrink the viral reservoir.
July 24, 2014
Scientists Devise Method of Snipping HIV From Immune Cells 
Researchers have created a genetic treatment that, for the first time, has succeeded in removing HIV from infected human cells.
July 23, 2014
Expert Panel’s Advice for HIV Prevention Includes PrEP 
A panel of HIV experts assembled by the International Antiviral Society has issued HIV prevention and treatment guidelines for clinicians that recommend an array of evidence-based biomedical and behavioral interventions and treatments.
Young Drug Users at Especially High Risk of HIV and Hep C 
Over half of young injection drug users in the United States share syringes and about four in five report having sex without a condom.
European Economic Downturn Tied to HIV Uptick in Drug Users 
The recent recession in Europe and expanding income inequality have been linked to increased rates of HIV in injection drug users in the region.
Gilead Reaps $3.48 Billion in Second Quarter Sovaldi Sales 
With $3.48 billion in sales of the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences reported a second-quarter revenue of $6.53 billion.
July 22, 2014
Treating Early May Limit HIV Reservoir, But Virus Still Rebounds 
Very early treatment limits the size of the viral reservoir in primates infected with an HIV-like virus, but the virus still rebounds after treatment interruption.
100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; Most Didn’t 
Gay men and trans women mostly adhered poorly to Truvada as PrEP in a recent study, but were totally protected against HIV if they took the drug four or more days a week.
Circumcision Reduces Syphilis Rates in Both Men and Women 
male circumcision reduced syphilis incidence by 42 percent in men and by 59 percent in their female partners
Sovaldi and Ribavirin Cure High Rates of Those With HIV & Hep C 
Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and ribavirin cured between 84 percent and 91 percent of people coinfected with HIV and genotypes 1 through 4 of hepatitis C.
It's Time to 'Step Up the Pace' Against Global HIV 
Accelerating the response to the global HIV epidemic requires targeting key affected populations and tailoring efforts around geographic particulars, and it should involve amped up testing and treatment for the virus.
July 21, 2014
PrEP May Be Safe for Women Seeking to Get Pregnant 
Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis may be safe for the pregnancies of HIV-negative women when taken until just after conception.
Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active High Schoolers Have Had an HIV Test 
Just 22 percent of U.S. high school students who reported intercourse last year have ever received an HIV antibody test.
Egrifta Can Reduce Abdominal and Liver Fat in People With HIV 
The injectable drug Egrifta (tesamorelin) led to modest drops in abdominal and liver fat levels in a preliminary study of people with HIV.
As Global Pandemic Abates, 54% of Those With HIV Are Unaware 
A new UNAIDS report celebrates significant drops in global HIV incidence and AIDS-related deaths while outlining ways to address inequities of the pandemic.
July 18, 2014
Gay Men Who Discuss HIV Before Sex More Likely to Stay Negative 
A new study of German gay men finds that those who discuss HIV before sex are much less likely to acquire the virus.
July 17, 2014
People With Both HIV & Hep C Have Raised Risk of Bone Loss 
People coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C have a higher risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture than those who are infected with just HIV.
July 16, 2014
Sustiva (Efavirenz) Linked to Doubled Risk of Suicidality 
People with HIV starting treatment regimens containing Sustiva have a more than doubled risk of suicidal thoughts, attempts and completed attempts.
July 15, 2014
Many People With HIV Could Switch to Newer, Safer Regimens 
A majority of people taking antiretrovirals to treat HIV could switch to newer regimens with improved side effect profiles.
July 12, 2014
WHO Supports PrEP, Media Bungles The Story With Hyperbole 
The World Health Organization has for the first time thrown its support behind the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP to prevent HIV among gay men. 
July 11, 2014
HIV Returns in the 'Mississippi Baby' Once Thought Cured 
The child has experienced a resurgence of the virus and is once again taking antiretroviral therapy.
July 10, 2014
PrEP May Reduce Risk of Herpes By a Third 
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent getting HIV may also lower the risk of contracting herpes.
July 09, 2014
WHO TasP Guidelines Will Benefit Few in the Ivory Coast 
The WHO 2013 guidelines for using antiretrovirals to prevent the transmission of HIV will benefit a fraction of the targeted group in the Ivory Coast.
July 08, 2014
Intervention Boosts Minority Participation in HIV Studies 
Researchers have devised an intervention that vastly increases African-American and Latino participation in HIV/AIDS medical studies.
July 07, 2014
People With HIV Less Likely to Receive Cancer Treatment 
HIV-positive people are less likely to receive treatment for cancer than those who are not living with the virus.
July 03, 2014
Starting ARVs Soon After Birth Can Vastly Reduce HIV Reservoir 
Treating HIV-positive infants with an aggressive regimen of HIV meds shortly after birth can greatly reduce the establishment of the viral reservoir.
July 02, 2014
Herpes Drives Heterosexual Transmission of HIV in NYC 
Infection with herpes simplex virus 2 is propelling significant increases in the prevalence of HIV among non-injecting drug users in New York City.
July 01, 2014
Gay Men at Risk May Not See Themselves as PrEP Candidates 
A significant proportion of gay and bi men attending New York City sex venues mistakenly qualified themselves as not being candidates for PrEP.









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