The Wellness Center of South Florida
2929 NE 6th Ave., Wilton Manors, FL 33334

Phone:  954-612-3653
Fax: 954-612-3653

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HIV Resources - 

The HIV/AIDS Program Office (APO) manages the following:  Patient Care Contracts [Ryan White CARE Act Parts A, B and C; the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)]; Early Intervention Services, including Churches United to Stop HIV (CUSH); and services in county jails, including the Jail Linkage Program and RAPID HIV Testing.  The APO also includes the Minority AIDS Coordinator (MAC).  The APO works closely with the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) and the Broward County HIV Planning Council (HIVPC).


HIV/AIDS and related Services include:

  • Dental care
  • Pharmacy services
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Eligibility 
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Services


Patient Care Programs/Ryan White Program

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A Program is a Federal program that provides HIV-related health services. The program assists those that do not have sufficient health care coverage and/or financial resources for managing HIV disease or AIDS. To be eligible for the program you must be HIV positive, a Broward County resident, and meet income requirements that vary by service.
Please call the Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination Program (CIED) at (954) 566-1417 for more information on Ryan White Part A Program services or to schedule an appointment for Ryan White Part A Program eligibility.

Services are Located at:

Florida Department of Health in Broward County 
Paul Hughes Health Center 
205 NW 6th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL  33060
(Off Atlantic Boulevard just East of I-95)
For directions and map, please
 click here

Bus Route:  #42

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  
(Note:  The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month the Paul Hughes Health Center opens at 1:00 pm)

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call:
ADAP and Pharmacy Services:  (954) 467-4700  
Dental: (954) 213-0638

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County accepts Ryan White Part A & Medicaid.

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Unity In Diversity opens in a new browser
The Untold Story of HIV in Broward County

Jurisdictional Prevention Plan 2012 - 2016 opens in a new browser - 
Ryan White Part A Program Office:  
Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. 
200 Oakwood Lane 
Suite 100 
Hollywood, FL  33020

Phone: 954-561-9681
Fax: 954-561-9685

2012-2015 Ryan White Comprehensive Plan

The purpose of this Plan is to develop a multi-year comprehensive and responsive system of care that addresses the needs and challenges of the community. The Comprehensive Plan is a living document that serves as a roadmap for the provision of the Ryan White Part A continuum of care that will be used to guide discussions and decision-making over the next three years.

The Comprehensive Plan reflects our community's vision and values regarding how best to deliver HIV/AIDS services, particularly in light of cutbacks in federal, state, and local resources.  The planning process reflects a diverse perspective from members of the Broward County HIV Health Services Planning Council, affiliated and unaffiliated consumers, HIV service providers, representatives of community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.

The Comprehensive Plan provides an opportunity to achieve the vision of an “ideal” system of care through review of needs assessment data, existing resources to meet those needs and the review of barriers to care. The Plan will also aid the Ryan White Part A program in responding to changes in the epidemic, identification of individuals unaware of their HIV status and linking them to care, and to address the unmet need of those aware of their status but not in care. The Comprehensive Plan also considers the yet unknown implications to the Broward County service delivery system resulting from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

To download the Comprehensive Plan, please go to Broward Comp Plan 1.4.13.pdf

I encourage you to review and comment on this plan as it is the planning document that will be utilized to develop the Ryan White Part A continuum of care. The Comprehensive Plan will be updated periodically to reflect any changes in the local epidemic that affect the service delivery need of the Broward County Eligible Metropolitan Area. 

Please direct all comments to Ariela Eshel at: - Directory of Ryan Whate Part A Service Providers

Centralized Intake And Eligibility Program To Assist Residents Living With HIV:  The Broward County Ryan White Part A Centralized Intake & Eligibility Determination Program Assists Residents Living With HIV With Health & Support Services Through:
* Eligibility Assessment
* Benefit Application Assistance
* Service Referrals and Information
* Recertification
Required Documents For Re-Certification Include:  Proof of HIV Status, Broward County Residency and Income Which Must Be Provided During Each Appointment to Determine Eligibility For Ryan White Part A Services!
Additional Ryan White Part A Services:
* Pharmaceutical Assistance
* Outpatient / Ambulatory Medical Care
* Oral Health Care
* Medical Case Management
* Mental Health
* Substance Abuse
* Food
* Medical Transportation
* Legal Assistance
* Outreach

AIDSHealthcare Foundation
Services:  Pharmaceutical Assistance,Outreach Assistance, 
Outpatient/Ambulatory,Medical Case Management
2097 Wilton Dr.,Wilton Manors, 33305
Pharmaceutical Assistance,Outreach Assistance
• 954-318-6997
6405 N.Federal Highway,Fort Lauderdale, 33308
Outpatient/Ambulatory,Medical Case Management, 
Pharmaceutical Assistance,Outreach Assistance
• 954-772-2411
1785 E.Sunrise Blvd.,Fort. Lauderdale,33304
Outreach Assistance
• 954- 462-9442
Broward Community and Family Health Centers
Services:  Medical CaseManagement,Outpatient/Ambulatory
168 N.Powerline Rd.,Pompano Beach,33069
• 954-970-8805
Broward County Health Department
Services:  Dental and Pharmaceutical Assistance
2421 SW 6th Ave.,Fort Lauderdale, 33315
• Pharmaceutical Assistance·954-467-4700 x5303,x5302
624 NW 15th Way,Fort Lauderdale 33311
• Dental·954-414-8579
41OS Pembroke Rd.,Suite C107,Hollywood,33021
• Dental·954-372-4818
205 NW 6th Ave.,Pompano Beach,33060 (PaulHughes) 
Pharmaceutical Assistance 954-788-6014
• Dental·954-788-6079
1401 S.Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
Broward Health
Services:  Outpatient/Ambulatory,Pharmaceutical Assistance,Medical
Case Management
1101 N.W.1Street,Fort Lauderdale, 33311
Outpatient/Ambulatory,Medical Case Management
• 954-467-0880
1111 W.Broward Blvd.,Fort Lauderdale, 33312
Outpatient/Ambulatory,Medical Case Management, 
Pharmaceutical Assistance
• 954-463-7313
2011 NW 3rd Ave.,Pompano Beach,33060
Outpatient/Ambulatory,Medical Case Management
• 954-786-5901
1726 SE 3rd Avenue,Fort Lauderdale, 33316
• 954-522-4749
Broward House
Services:  Medical Case Management,Mental Health, Substance Abuse
2800 N Andrews Ave.,Wilton Manors, 33311
Medical Case Management,MedicalTransportation
• 954-568-7373
501 SE 18th Court, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
Mental Health, Substance Abuse
• 954-523-9454
Broward Regional Health Planning Council 
Services:  Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination
200 Oakwood Lane,Suite 100,Hollywood,33020
• 954-566-1417
Care Resource,Inc.
Services:  Outpatient/Ambulatory,Medical Case Management, 
Mental Health
871 W.Oakland ParkBlvd., Fort Lauderdale,33311
• 954-567-7141
Legal Aid Serviceof Broward County,Inc.
Services:  Legal Services
491 N State Road 7,Plantation, 33317
• 954-765-8950
Minority Development& Empowerment,Inc.
Services:  Medical Case Management,Mental Health
5225 N.W.33 Avenue,Bldg. 5,Suite #5225,Fort Lauderdale,33309
• 954-315-4530
Nova Southeastern University
Services:  Dental
830 E.Oakland ParkBlvd.,Suite #103,Oakland Park,33334
• 954-262-7530
Poverello Center, Inc.
Services:  Food Bank,Food Vouchers
2056 N.Dixie Highway,Wilton Manors, 33305
• 954-561-3663
South Broward Hospital Districtd - MemorialHealthcareSystem 
Services:  Outpatient/Ambulatory,Mental Health,Substance 
Abuse,MedicalCase Management
6730 Miramar Parkway,Miramar,33023 ·Ambulatory Outpatient
• 954-276-6610
3400 N.39 Avenue,Hollywood,33020 ·Mental Health, 
Substance Abuse
• 954-965-6408
140 ASouth Federal Hwy.,Dania Beach,33044
Medical Case Management
• 954-922-7606

ADAP – AIDS Drug Assistance Program
- AIDS Insurance Continuation Program
Case Managers for HIV

Financial Assistance for People With HIV/AIDS

– Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

– Social Security Disability Income vs Social Security Income Benefits
PAP – Patient Assistance Programs for help with prescription drug

The Calendar: HIV Social and Support Groups in South Florida

A wealth of information about AIDS Medications and HIV/AIDS Health information.
Get smart – know you medications!

Coverage Includes:
AIDSmeds en Español
About HIV and AIDS
Lab Tests
My Cool Tools
HIV Meds
Starting Treatment
Switching Treatment
Drug Resistance
Side Effects
Opportunistic Infections
Hepatitis & HIV
Women & Children
Fact Sheets
Treatment News
Conference Coverage
Health Services Directory
POZ Magazine

****************************************************************************************************************************************************** - The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

We Are Here

ADDRESS1201 NE 26th Street, Suite 111 
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305

TELEPHONE:954 . 390 . 0550

HOURS OF OPERATIONTuesday 2pm - 8pm
Wednesday by Appointment
Thursday 2pm - 8pm
Friday Noon - 8pm
Saturday Noon - 8pm 

Closed Sunday & Monday


The Museum’s Support Group, '' is a topic-driven support group for those living with HIV. The Men's group meets every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the '' in Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors, FL 33305.



BOLT: Bringing Our Lives Together / Anthony Johnson, Organizer / 954-638-0421 /
Gay / Bi HIV Social Group / Everyone welcomed, poz or negative! /
THE CALENDAR:  Listing of HIV Social / Support Groups In South Florida Is Located of The Pride Center Website at: (this link is located in top right hand corner of their home page) - Any Changes or Additions, Contact Anthony Johnson at:



Groups / Meditation / Movies / Events / Personal Development / Games / Classes /

2304 NE 7th Avenue Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
(directly off Wilton Drive, in the heart of the gay community)
twitter:  fusionwiltonmanors
Open Monday to Friday 2:00PM-9:00PM
(954) 630-1655
About Us


usion @ Wilton Manors can be described as more than just a campaign. Perhaps it could be called a movement. We are now in our fourth year of working towards a safer, healthier community—together.

We have a lot going on! All of the activities of Fusion—outreach, newsletter, sport teams, events, groups—all connect right here online. Even better, the website is a place for you to talk about what you are doing in the community.

This site is your website and is a step in building the community we all want in 2013!

The Broward County Health Department is excited to sponsor Fusion.  Fusion @ Wilton Manors is a center which provides a safe space where the community can go to, meet new people, hang out with friends, and participate in social activities and events.  It has computers with internet access and WiFi; a lounge and conference area.  We serve snacks and beverages, and hold special monthly groups such as BOLT.  We also sponsor projects which cater to the community’s interests.  All at no cost to the community!

We welcome all ages!

Address for FUSION is:
2304 NE 7th Avenue Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Join in for an evening of Fantastic Conversation in a Safe, Fun, Friendly, Drug/Alcohol Free Environment!
* Some Refreshments provided (Feel free to bring a dish if you wish!)

Get more information at:


The Brian Neal Fitness and Health Foundation is targeting financially challenged people living with HIV/AIDS in Fort Lauderdale. The Foundation allows and encourages people to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle whilst continuing to fight HIV/AIDS.

These invaluable classes cover all aspects crucial to living a balanced lifestyle: Diet, exercise, well -being, positive life choices as well as mentoring and life coaching.  

Weekly group workouts, gym membership, nutrition and life mentoring classes by professionals, weekly walks on the Drive, online programs and exercise and health monitoring.Address: Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation
2435 N. Dixie Hwy
Wilton Manors, FL 33305Mail to:P.O. Box 4766
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33338-4766

Email: / Online Application:

Phone: 954-816-0237


Bridges of Wellness At Wilton Plaza 

1881 NE 26th St., Suite 244 (btw US1 & NE 15th Ave)
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Phone:  954-530-6006
Charles D. Geddes -
Hours:  Tues-Fri 9:30AM-5:00PM + Evening Programs

Services Include The Following:
* Senior Empowerment Program
* Reiki Circles & Classes
* Loving With HIV Services
* Spiritual Living Classes
* Meditation Workshops
* Discussions
* Counseling (Individual; Couples; Group) 
    * Personal Coaching
* Living Well With HIV
* Nutritional Counseling
* Massage & Acupuncture


Broward House

Broward House

To improve the lives of individuals living with or at risk for HIV and other health issues through the provision of high quality services in a loving, caring atmosphere, regardless of the individuals’ financial status

Broward County Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization with services including independent and family housing, medical care, case management, assisted living, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, transportation and outreach to over 6,000 women, children, men and families.

Ryan White Medical Case Management provides community based assessment, referral, linkage and follow-up for HIV positive Broward residents.
Medicaid PAC Waiver provides community and Home based services for individuals who have an AIDS Diagnosis, are disabled according to Social Security and meet financial limits for Medicaid Waiver.

The Assisted Living Facility is for individuals who are HIV Positive and require assisted living, HIV positive individuals who are in Substance Abuse Treatment and homeless individuals discharged from a hospital or shelter with an acute condition (these individuals may or may not be HIV positive) who are in need of medical respite care.

Substance Abuse Treatment is an Intensive Day Treatment program and provides HIV positive individuals who have had treatment and relapse experience. They may live in the Assisted Living Facility and receive treatment 7 days a week with a progression toward independence. In addition, a Day Treatment program is provided to HIV positive individuals who have a safe living environment and support and need a less intense level of substance abuse treatment.

Broward House currently has 15 locations throughout South Florida and these are just a few of the myriad of services that Broward House provides to the residents of South Florida. For those looking to find out more, please call 954.522.4749 to schedule a tour of our facilities.

     15 Assisted Living/Residential Facilities

     Substance Abuse Treatment & Facilities

     Medical Services (Two staff doctors)

     Mental Health Therapy

     Case Management & Linkage Services

     Medicaid PAC Waiver Services

     ARTAS - Stenghth Based Brief Intervention

     AIDS Insurance Continuation Program  

     HIV Testing and Counseling

     MPowerment - 18 - 30 MSM Outreach Program

     Independent and Safe Housing Locations

     Tenant Based Voucher Program (HOPWA)

     MEGA Outreach Program


Camp 4 Health  -

CAMP 4 Health, Inc. (CAMP) is a nonprofit healing arts center committed to providing equal access to quality holistic care. Treatments include but are not limited to acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs.

CAMP provides complementary therapies to our clients in a compassionate, soothing and supportive environment. We believe healthcare is a right- not a luxury- and our fees reflect this belief. Our services are offered on a sliding scale, based on each individual’s income and circumstances.

2040-B N. Dixie Hwy (back building of Pride Center)
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 530-4832

Care Resources

Care Resource
871 W Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
954-567-7141 / F. 954.565.5624

An AIDS Service Organization for the General Public.
Community AIDS Resource, is a non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization, which “Through education, prevention, research, care & treatment, and support service, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.” Rooted in the 1998 merger of Health Crisis Network (1983) and Community Research Initiative (1989), Care Resource is now South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization and a true leader in the community.

Center For Positive Connections
Center For Positive Connections /

The Center for Positive Connections (TCPC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization providing HIV health and prevention education, social and emotional support, mental health counseling, holistic health treatments for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and their loved one in South Florida. Our mission statement is to provide educational, emotional, holistic and social support to those infected and affected by chronic illness, with a special emphasis on the HIV/AIDS community.

Support Group Schedule: /

Miami-Dade: 8315 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami
En Español Lunes/Monday 6:30 p.m.
Gay Men Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.
Women Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Positive Fridays (N.A. Group) Friday 12:00 noon
Saturday Brunch (Open to All) Saturday 12:00 noon

Broward: The Pride Center @ Equity Park,
2040 N. Dixie Hwy. Bldg. A Rm. 204b Wilton Manors
Gay Men Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES (CTs) are those medical practices that fall outside conventional Western medicine. CTs include mind-body therapies, in which the power of the mind or the spirit is harnessed to heal the body. They also encompass touch therapies, which involve massage and other forms of physical manipulation performed by practitioners to promote healing. And they comprise phyiscal agents that are eaten, inhaled or rubbed on the skin. Current CT services offered at TCPC include:

– Accupuncture – Mondays 5pm to 9pm
– Reiki – Tuesdays, 5pm to 7pm
– Massage – By appointment (call 786-985-2818)

Services are provided by licensed, skilled practitioners who donate their time. If you are a practictioner of the healing arts and you’d like to donate your time to help people living with HIV/AIDS, please call (786) 985-2818.
Dade Program Office:

8315 N.W. 22 Avenue
Miami, FL 33147

Broward Program Office:
SunServe Room at Sunshine Cathedral
1480 SW 9th Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33319

Administrative Office:
8309 N.W. 22 Avenue
Miami, FL 33147

Phone (786) 985-2818 / FAX (786) 623-0701


- Living with HIV?  Are dating, sex, relationships or disclosure stressful?  Join a FREE program to help you make smart CHOICES -

Living with HIV/AIDS can add unique stressors to life.  Our five-week CHOICES (Choosing Healthy Options &Improving Communication EffectivenesS) program equips HIV+ men with coping skills to handle some of those challenges. We meet in small groups to discuss how to build healthy relationships, negotiate safer sex, lower stress and disclose HIV-status to family, friends and sex partners.

A PALS PROJECT At The Pride Center at Equality Park / The PALS PROJECT offers gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men living with HIV social support, accurate HIV information and skills to lead safer, richer lives!

CHOICES is a five-week program that teachesyou skills to handle challenges you may face.  
We meet in small groups to discuss how to:
*Build healthier relationships and lower stress
*Make better decisions and improve health
*Disclose HIV-status wisely
Fun, interactive sessions include:
*Video clips for discussion
*Thought provoking activities
*Small group discussion and role playing
CHOICES can help you...
*Meet new HIV+ friends
*Share different experiences without judgement
*Improve problem-solving and communication skills
*Learn more health supporting behaviors
*Improve the quality of your overall health

CHOICES is FREE.  Se Habla Espanol.

If interested, contact Magno Morales at 954-463-9011 Ext. 303 or email:

Jeff Grigsby / / 954 463-9011 X302  LIFE workshop


Magno Morales /  / 954 463 9011 X303  CHOICES


Lorenzo Robertson /  /954 463 9011 X306  Couples Speak


Dab the AIDS BEAR Project
:  is a community based organization of concerned citizens affected and effected by HIV and AIDS. Our goal through HIV awareness, education and prevention is preventing new cases of HIV while helping empower HIV positive citizens. - Programs & Services Link 

ExcelMale:  Your Men's Health Community

Nelson Vergel, BsChE, MBA

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of HEALTH

-Financial Assistance for Floridians with HIV/AIDS
-AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
-AIDS Insurance Continuation Program (AICP)
-Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) /

For more information about HIV/AIDS services, or how to be tested in your area, call: 1-800-FLA-AIDS (Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline) or visit

Fusion - Open Monday to Friday 2-9PM
Groups / Meditation / Movies / Events / Personal Development / Games / Classes
About Us / See Info Above Under BOLT / Located at 2304 NE 7th Ave., Wilton Manors 33305
954-6301655 / / / twitter:  fusionwiltonmanors

Hispanic Unity 

5840 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021

Legal Aid of South Florida

491 N. State Road 7
Second Floor
Plantation, FL 33317
Fax 954-736-2482

Meth and Men
Meth & Men South Florida

David Fawcett PhD, LCSW, has been honored with the "Who's Who in Florida Prevention Award" in recognition of his leadership in both substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention.   The Florida Office of Drug Control named individuals recognized for their leadership at the annual statewide Prevention in Florida Conference in Orlando in early October.  This award acknowledges the accomplishments and dedication of individuals and groups within Florida’s prevention community.  Dr. Fawcett's nomination specifically recognized a decade of leadership working to strengthen individuals and families, especially within the LGBT community.

Dr. Fawcett has worked on a number of community projects, including serving as Chair of the South Florida Methamphetamine Task Force, which fostered community partnerships to address the methamphetamine crisis through training of professionals and creation of an infrastructure for prevention and treatment.  He was a founder of Meth and Men South Florida, a program of Sunserve, which continues to provide sliding-scale individual and group therapy for substance abuse within the LGBT community.  He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse; the Clinical Advisory Board of Sunserve; and recently was Program Co-Chair of the 2010 National Gay Men's Health Summit, a five-day event that drew nearly 500 people from around the nation to address concerns related to the health and wellness of gay men.  

Dr. Fawcett frequently makes presentations on topics of HIV and substance abuse both locally and nationally, most recently at the US Conference on AIDS.  He has been in private practice and created and now facilitates the "Connections" group for gay men at Fusion, a drop-in center funded by the Broward County Health Department.  The weekly "Connections" group is open to all and provides a rare opportunity for gay men to discuss a variety of topics, including body image, self-esteem, intimacy, relationship skills, stress reduction, and many more.  


South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy, Inc.

2655 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 2

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306


Minority Development and Empowerment
Empowering the Unempowered…

Minority Development and Empowerment, INC

Our Mission: To provide professional and culturally competent programs and services that empower Caribbean and minority individuals and families.

Medical Case Management, Mental Health Counseling, Outreach and Housing Assistance. Assist eligible HIV/AIDS clients with referrals to free primary medical care, substance abuse treatment, and access t medication, bus passes and housing assistance. There is an on-site counseling service available for eligible clients.

(954) 315-4530

M-Project - 

M-Powerment Project
1224 NE 4th Ave
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
Fax: 954-670-8196

Broward House’s MPowerment Project known as “M”. “M” is a model HIV Prevention Program intended to mobilize young gay/bi-sexual men ages 18-30 to shape a healthy community for them, build positive social connections and support safer-sex practices.
Needy Meds

NeedyMeds.Org -

The mission of NeedyMeds has been, since its inception, to make information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost. The website,, is the face of the organization.

Databases such as Patient Assistance Programs and Disease-Based Assistance, government programs and other types of assistance programs are the crux of the free information we offer online. In response to the growing needs of advocates and patients, NeedyMeds recently added a free clinics database to its website and started an online forum, NeedyMeds Forums, for patient advocates.
PALS Project
The PALS (Positive Action for Living Safely) Project offers HIV-positive men vital social support, accurate HIV information and practical strategies to lead safer, richer lives. We provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment for men to look at their own behavior and to make wise choices that benefit their health and the health of others.

“I’m amazed by the powerful, deep connections I made with this group of incredible poz men,” says one recent program graduate. “I now feel more a part of a community. This has been the most significant experience of my adult life.”

The PALS Project currently facilitates two small-group based programs: the L.I.F.E. Program® (Learning Immune Function Enhancement)CHOICES (Choosing Healthy Options & Improving Communication EffectivenesS). and

The 18-week L.I.F.E. Program® helps men living with HIV create and implement personal goals for health improvement, boosting their immune systems, lowering risky behavior and increasing adherence to health routines and medication schedules.  You'll recieve practical, step-by-step guidance in a fun interactive environment as you create and implement personal health plans for long-term thriving with HIV.  
This program can help you...
*Build deeper, supportive relationships with new HIV+ friends!
*Get the latest facts on HIV!
*Improve your physical, emotional and social well being!
*Share your story while you learn from others!
Participation in the LIFE Program...
*Boosts the immune system
*Lowers risky behavior
*Increases adherence to health routines and medication schedules.
Offered twice a year beginning in January and July.  Meetings on Tuesdays @ 6:30PM
For More Information, Contact:  Jeff Grigsby at 954-463-9011 Ext. 302 or email:

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve heard that the L.I.F.E. Program® (Learning Immune Function Enhancement) talks a lot about “cofactors.”

What are those? A cofactor is anything that affects your immune system and, ultimately, disease progression. People living with HIV can develop and maintain HIV+ health.  They can greatly increase this potential by managing certain life issues, called “cofactors” in the L.I.F.E. Program®.

Each cofactor has the potential to speed up or slow down the progression of HIV symptoms or AIDS in an HIV+ person.  Each can help or harm the immune system.  Each can increase or decrease the frequency of safe or risky behaviors.  Each can enhance or reduce adherence to help routines, including medication schedules. 

Cofactors in the L.I.F.E. Program® include:


  • Primary health care – Develop open communication and collaborative relationship with medical professionals
  • Body care – Develop good breathing, eating, exercise, sleep and water intake habits
  • Toxins and germs – Develop honest awareness of your exposure to toxins and germs, including drug use
  • Health routines – Overcome obstacles to adhering to your personal medical and body care routines


  • Coping skills – Develop strategies for adapting to sudden or distressing life changes
  • Grief and depression – Develop ways to express what you feel and to seek support.
  • Self-assertiveness – Say “yes” to things you want and “no” to the things you don’t want.
  • Sustained survival stress – Manage stress, develop coping skills and learn to relax better.
  • Beliefs about disease progression – Develop awareness of your deep beliefs; develop realistic hope


  • Trusted support and self-disclosure – Reduce stress through open, honest communications with others
  • Safe behavior – Avoid activities that could expose you or your partners to illness
  • Life goals – Establish realistic short and long-term goals regarding your life purpose
  • Altruism and spirituality – Act on your concern for the well being of others; engage in spirituality

What happens during the program?

Sessions are conducted by trained professionals and assisted by peer counselors, who present practical information from medical research.  During group you will participate in creative, experiential exercises to help the learning process.  You will participate in large and small group discussions.  In addition, you’ll meet one-on-one with trained health counselors to address the cofactors you want to improve in your life. 

Will this program conflict with my regular medical care?

Absolutely not.  The L.I.F.E. Program® is designed to complement and assist your primary medical care. We believe the best treatment for HIV infection is a combination of (1) quality medical care, including antiretroviral medicine when appropriate and (2) immune-enhancing psychological and behavioral habits.  Participants in the L.I.F.E. Program® simply discover new ways that disease progression can be replaced by health progression.

How strong is the medical research that supports the L.I.F.E. Program®?
Our program is based on over three decades of scientific research in medicine and health, especially the field of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI). PNI is part of a broader medical field called mind/body medicine. Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that psychosocial forces can influence immune function in people living with HIV/AIDS, making a potential difference in symptom onset, rate of disease progression and survival time.

What’s this “mind-body medicine” thing I keep reading about?

Psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) is a 30-year-old medical specialty that studies the interactions between emotions, the brain and the immune system. PNI is a well-established branch of medical science, with published research studies that number in the thousands. This research demonstrates that psychological issues can have a significant impact on immune system functioning. The mind truly can influence immunity, illness and health.

How can I take part?

Contact the PALS Project today!  Talk with a L.I.F.E. Program® facilitator about how the program might benefit you.  If you decide you want to participate, a facilitator will help you complete an initial survey.   New sessions will start soon.  Please join us.

What if my medical provider has a question or concern about my participation in the L.I.F.E. Program®?
We believe that physicians and other health-care providers should be aware of your interest or participation in our program. Please encourage your doctor to to learn more about the design of the L.I.F.E. Program®.  Your doctor can review the For Health Professionals area on this website.

To read more on the design and development of the L.I.F.E. Program®, please visit: 

The L.I.F.E. Program

PALS Project
The Pride Center at Equality Park
2040 N. Dixie Hwy
Wilton Manors, FL 33305


Our five-week CHOICES program focuses on equipping HIV+ men with coping skills to build healthy relationships, negotiate safer sex, lower stress and disclose HIV-status to family, friends and sex partners. (See Choices Above)

PALS offers both programs in English and en Español.

PALS Project

PALS Project
The Pride Center at Equality Park
2040 N. Dixie Hwy
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

954.463.9005 /

Jeff Grigsby / / 954 463-9011 X302  LIFE workshop


Magno Morales /  / 954 463 9011 X303  CHOICES


Lorenzo Robertson /  /954 463 9011 X306  Couples Speak

Pet Project
The Pet Project

2200 NW 9th Avenue (Powerline Rd), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954.568.5678 (Office)
954.561.1987 (Fax)

954.561.4940 (Thrift Store) 

The Pet Project:
It is the misssion of the Pet Project to help people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions to keep their pets by providing pet care and ongoing support.

Positive HealthCare Partners

is a not for profit Medicare health plan, which offers a wide choice of doctors who know how to manage HIV. It is an HMO SNP for people who are eligible for Medicare and have HIV.  Positive Healthcare, AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Managed Care Division, has provided people living with HIV quality health care since 1995 when it started the nation's first Medicaid health plan for HIV-positive people living in Los Angeles. Today, Positive Healthcare cares for more than 7,000 lives in California and Florida.

Positive Healthcare Florida – Broward County

Positive Healthcare Florida is a Medicaid Reform health plan.  The plan is for HIV-positive Medicaid recipients who live in Broward County.

Positive Healthcare Florida is part of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the nation’s largest HIV health care provider. The health plan covers the following with no co-pays and no premiums:

  • Routine and specialist doctor office visits
  • Hospitalization, emergency and urgent care
  • Outpatient services
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Prescription drugs with no limitations
  • Medical transportation
  • Health benefits beyond those of standard Medicaid

Positive Healthcare Florida’s provider network includes leading HIV doctors.  It also has a complete network of specialists in Broward County.  For more information about the plan and how to enroll, click here. - 

Eligibility and How to Enroll

Positive Healthcare Florida is open to Florida Medicaid recipients who are HIV positive and their families/household members.  Family/household members must have Medicaid to choose Positive Healthcare Florida.  They don’t have to be HIV-positive to choose the plan.  Positive Healthcare Florida is available to Broward County residents only.

If you would like more information about Positive Healthcare Florida’s benefits, find out if you are eligible for the health plan, or want to enroll, call Choice Counseling at (866) 454-3959 or go  TTY users call (866) 467-4970.


The Poverello Center

Provides life-saving food and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are living in Broward County and meet specified qualifications for services.
2056 North Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 561-3663

– Serving over 875 meals each day!
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12 pm (limited access)

8 am – 6 pm Monday – Sunday

Thrift Store

Call 954-561-3663 ext 112 to Volunteer!

POZIAM Radio Show

POZIAM Radio is an internet radio show sharing stories of real people living with HIV/AIDS and having real conversations. The show covers a range of topics and special guests sit in and share their personal stories Robert Breining, Jeromy Dunn and Jack Mackenroth will be taking your calls at (347) 215-9442 Sunday’s at 9pm EST. POZIAM Radio can be heard at The radio show also has a chat room for listeners to ask questions, chat with the hosts and each other.
POZ Magazine

POZ Magazine and
are the nation’s leading publication and website about HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence, POZ and are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.

Serving the community of people living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS since 1994, POZ chronicles the AIDS pandemic domestically—and around the world.

Offering daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes POZ Personals (85,000 members and counting); community forums (that are moderated and active 24/7); and a private, peer-to-peer mentoring program, POZ addresses the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

From the newly diagnosed to long term survivors, from very young people to people aging with the virus, from people in the highest tax bracket to those on disability, POZ provides a platform for the HIV community to speak to one another, and the world at large.

Together POZ and reach more than 70 percent of all people living in the United States who are aware that they are HIV positive. The magazine and website are also read by people who wish to know more about the disease, people who are considering getting tested for the disease, people who wish to prevent themselves from getting HIV and the staff and management of AIDS service organizations and HIV testing sites, and doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers.

More than 150,000 copies of POZ are distributed at thousands of doctors’ offices and AIDS service organizations nationwide. The magazine is also distributed at the world’s most important and well-attended conferences focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and community issues.

The information on this website does not replace the advice of a health care professional.

Go to:

Pride Center at Equality Park -

Pride Center - GLCC South Florida

THE PRIDE CENTER / Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South FLorida
2040 N. Dixie Hwy.

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

10am-10pm (M-F)
12pm-5pm (S/S)

Pride Center

2040 N. Dixie Hwy
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

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

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

You can create a HIV Test Reminder

Walk-ins are always Welcome!

More HIV/STD Testing Sites Near Broward County

FREE HIV Testing

2056 North Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Testing Monday’s 11am-3pm

The Clubs Fort Lauderdale
110 NW 5th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.
Tuesday 8pm-12pm, Friday’s 4pm-8pm and Sunday’s 12pm-5pm

The Cooperative Feeding Program 
Rapid HIV Testing Site
1 NW 33rd Terrance
Fort Lauderdale FL 33311
Monday and Friday 9am-12pm 

Slammers 321
321 W. Sunrise Blvd. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 8 pm – 12 am
Please call 954 463 9005 X 201 if you have any questions.

Department of Health (DOH) Free Anonymous HIV Testing
780 SW 24th St
Fort Lauderdale
Please call (954) 467-4700 for appointment

1 West Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm


AHF Wellness Center
North Point at Imperial Hospital
6405 N. Federal Highway Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
Clinic Hours: Mon and Thu 5pm-7pm
For more information call (877) 259 -8727

Broward Wellness Center
305 South Andrews Avenue 
Suite 601
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tuesday – Friday - Noon to 9:00 PM
Saturday - 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Broward County Health Department FREE Hepatitis Screening
For more information please call (954) 759-5456

These locations not close enough?
Locate an HIV Test Site Near You 

CDC national STD/HIV hotline numbers:
800-227-8922 or 800-342-2437
Spanish 800-344-7432


Pride Institute of Florida at Fort Lauderdale Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient treatment to adults suffering from drug and alcohol addictiondepressionanxietysex addictionco-occurring disorders, and other more severe psychiatric issues. Founded in 1986 with over 10,000 graduates, Pride Institute gay rehab and mental health treatment is the nation’s first and leading provider of programs devoted exclusively to treating the mental health and chemical dependency needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

At Pride Institute, gay is understood. You will be one of a group of like-minded people. Being LGBT is the norm here, not the exception. Our highly trained and skilled staff understands your issues and educates you on “avenues of change” so you will be able to make more appropriate decisions for yourself. These decisions will help lead you to a happier, healthy life as a proud LGBT person. Our treatment team consists of qualified psychiatrists proficient in both substance abuse and mental health issues, medical physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, and mental health counselors. Our program offers group therapy, family therapy, and recreation therapy.

If you or a loved one is experiencing chemical dependency or mental health issues and are part of the LGBT community, please take the first and most important step – email or call us TODAY! Pride Institute gay rehab and mental health treatment center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call today to schedule a free assessment (877) 774-3346.

Push Fitness

Push Fitness
(954) 540-4304

RED HISPANA FLORIDA is an HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION and was co-founded April 1, 2004 and granted not-for-profit 501(c)(3) status.  We are an official HIV Testing site for Broward County Health Department, Florida.

Our primary mission 

RED HISPANA FLORIDA is an HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION co-founded April 1, 2004.  We are an official HIV Testing site for Broward County Health Department, Florida.

Our primary mission is to offer everyone help in testing for detecting and treating HIV and HIV, women & families without regard to age, income or sexual orientation. 

Our programs seek innovative solutions to improve and expand access to health care services for disadvantaged Hispanic and Black Community populations: Support groups, Seminars/Presentations and EAGLEradio.PRO 

EAGLEradio.PRO disseminates critical information to persons infected with HIV informing them of County wide Agencies programs, patient info and eligibilities of various programs such as ADAP or Ryan White Certifications.

Most revenue derived from our DJ SERVICE and EAGLEradio.PRO helps to fund RED HISPANA FLORIDA operations and programs.  For more info visit our EAGLEradio.PRO

RED HISPANA FLORIDA Administration Headquarters & EAGLE RADIO  Service Office is located at: 

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard  @ 14 NE AVENUE (NEXT TO  HOLIDAY PARK)      EAST WING,   SUITE 108

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

TELEPHONE  954-547-1570


Stonewall National Museum & Archives

1300 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Cross Streets: Between NE 12th Ave and NE 14th Ave_____________________________________________________________________________________

SunServe Center for Community Services and Family Development and

2312 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305 USA

Mental Health Intake and Referral: 954-548-4602
Administrative Office: 954-764-5150

SunServe, South Florida’s LGBT non profit social service agency, provides comprehensive counseling and therapy services, and their therapists and counselors have considerable experience working with HIV related concerns. You can get an appointment to meet with a therapist no matter your level of income or insurance coverage.
They have a sliding scale that includes absolutely everyone, even those who have no income at all. And there is almost never a waiting list to get to a therapist. Call one of their intake coordinators, Matt or Brad, at 954-548-4602. That is a cell phone that is answered during the daytime and early evening. If you get a voice mail, that means they are talking with someone else or seeing a client. They get back to you within 24 hours. The intake coordinator will help you connect with the right therapist for you, either at one of SunServe’s two office locations (Sunshine Cathedral and Pride Center) or in one of the therapists’ offices elsewhere in Broward and Dade. Most new clients, especially those with daytime availability, can get an initial appointment wth a therapist within a few days. Check out SunServe’s website at Or e-mail to

Services Offered:
Individual professional counseling and therapy
Couples Counseling
Therapy groups
Support Groups
Family and Youth Services
Family Therapy
Referral Services
SunServe Community Education Services
SunServe Education, Training and Consultation for Professionals
SunServe Community Outreach Services

Sunshine Cathedral – MCC – Metropolitan Community Church

Sunshine Cathedral Fort Lauderdale

Sunshine Cathedral MCC Fort Lauderdale

Take part in Sunshine Cathedral’s Sunday morning worship service. No matter what your spiritual beliefs or dis-beliefs, you are fully welcomed to join in this “celebration of unconditional love.”

Fort Lauderdale’s Sunshine Cathedral, a Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), practices at Progressive & Positive theology. The Rev. Durell Watkins, an HIV+ Gay Man, always inspires and entertains.

The Service has something for everyone – Inspiration, Music, Laughter, and Community Fellowship. Everyone finds acceptance. Some find healing. Many find divine inspiration. The Service is rich in pageantry. Some members liken it to a Broadway Show.

Join the Group for the 10:30 Service and then go out afterwards for Sunday Afternoon Brunch.
1480 SW 9th Ave (just South of Davie Blvd), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

The Church provides a wide range of support services to South Florida’s GAY and HIV communities as well as a great tradition of community service, outreach and support.
TheBody – A comprehensive online resource for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Includes information on
- HIV Medications
- Drug Interactions & Side Effects
- Living with HIV
- Prevention
- Treatments

Transgender Information


Tuesday’s Angels
Founded in 1993, Tuesday’s Angels Inc. began as a charity to give emergency financial assistance to those with HIV/AIDS and has evolved into a nonprofit organization that today countless people in the Fort Lauderdale seek for assistance.

ALL applications have to come through the case workers of all the other agencies, like Broward House or Care Resources. The assistance is requested from Tuesday’s Angels by those case workers when they have exhausted all other resources for helping the client….for example, a client needs rent money or will evicted. Tuesday Angels will accept applications to pay the landlord directly and the client has to come up with the difference or the landlord has to agree to accept the payment in full to prevent eviction. Clients can get assistance only twice per year total. The goal is to help in emergency type situations and assist client in helping themselves.
Shadowood II, Inc.

307 SW 5th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315

Shadowood II, Inc. is a structured group home for homeless men and women who are living with HIV/AIDS and various life threatening illnesses. We are currently the only facility in Broward County Florida which is dedicated to exclusively serving the indigent HIV/AIDS population. Shadowood II proudly carries the nickname of the "gatekeeper of the streets". The program is unique in that Shadowood II can get a person off the streets (regardless of income) and into care, when space is available, within two hours of stated need. Few programs have the skills, facility and professional staff necessary to assist this population.

Shadowood II, Inc. offers the indigent client a number of different services. Call our office and speak with our Housing Coordinator about our various programs and space availability.
Project Response, Inc.

Brevard County Office
745 S. Apollo Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 724-1177

Project Response, Inc. is a lifeline for over 1,400 people living with HIV/AIDS on the Space and Treasure Coasts. As an HIV/AIDS organization and case management agency, Project Response strives to provide the essential services that its clients need to manage HIV disease successfully.

Project Response, Inc. is a resource for youth, parents, educators, non-profit agencies, adults, and communities that need information and tools to help stop the spread of HIV.

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COHSS Worship Services 

We invite you to join us Sundays at 10:00am and Wednesdays at 7:00pm 
at 2040B North Dixie Highway, Suite 3 • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 / (954) 533-9205

Come as you are and worship where being Gay is Okay!  Sermons Weekly Video Streamed @

Sunday Morning Service - 10:00am

COHSS Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is in full operation and will be available to those in need of non-perishable food, cleaning aids and personal hygiene items for 30 minutes following church service on Sundays. Please come see us at the table by the entry door to the Sanctuary at the end of service. The Food Pantry Ministry welcomes all donations of these items, cash, or check on any Sunday of the month. Please note on checks your offering is for the Food Pantry.


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