SCHD offers comprehensive services for people living with HIV/AIDS and education/information for health care providers and other professionals. Some HIV/AIDS services, including testing, are also available through our mobile medical unit, Health in Motion.
NOTICE: This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
HIV tests (for the virus that causes AIDS) are available to anyone. Two kinds of testing are available: anonymous and confidential. Privacy is maintained with both types of testing, and it is your responsibility to come back for test results regardless of the type of testing that you choose.
*Test fees are based on ability to pay, and no one is turned away for inability to pay.
Locations offering HIV testing:
For more information on confidential HIV tests:
Primary medical care and on-site laboratory services are available for HIV-positive individuals.
For more information on HIV/AIDS medical care:
Case managers link eligible clients with health care, psychosocial care, and other services in a timely and coordinated manner. They can assist clients with Ryan White (Title II), AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and more. Case management is available in our Adult Health Centers at the Ringling (downtown Sarasota) and North Port locations.
Case manager activities include:
For more case manager information: (941) 861-3380
HIV/AIDS Education services at SCHD include:
The purpose of the HIV/AIDS surveillance program is to promote the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of epidemiologic data. These data are used to plan, implement, and evaluate HIV/AIDS programs and interventions. Surveillance in Florida identifies HIV-related conditions at various points along the spectrum of the disease from reporting of HIV infection in otherwise asymptomatic people, to death certificate review for HIV/AIDS-related mortality.
Florida state law requires health care providers to report to the SCHD HIV/AIDS Surveillance Office any patient diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
For more information on HIV/AIDS Surveillance: (941) 861-2873