HIV SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS NEAR ORLANDO, FL

 Free HIV Testing Monday - Friday, 8:00a - 5:00p.  No appointment necessary. 

HOPE & HELP IS AN STD & HIV TESTING CLINIC IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA THAT PROUDLY SERVES THE COMMUNITY WITH SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION.

Are you searching for an HIV support group near Orlando, FL? At Hope & Help, we host a bi-weekly HIV support group that is open to all people regardless of their status. Our mission is to create an open, safe space for people to discuss HIV and provide guidance for one another in the Orlando community. We encourage everyone to bring family members, friends, or anyone else with them for support. Our HIV support group RE-START strives to help the community live healthily with HIV. We discuss the stigma centered around HIV, ways to live healthier with HIV, how we can bring everyone together, and encourage leadership in Orlando, FL. Through open dialogue, we aim to dismantle the stigma of HIV and teach people how to prevent the spread of the disease. If you're looking for an HIV support group near Orlando, FL, to join, visit the Hope & Help center on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8:15 PM.

THE TEST​

  1. To begin your Free HIV Test, you will first complete a confidential Consent Form.

  2. A quality-trained Health Educator will administer a Free HIV Test by first cleaning, then poking your finger with a lancet, and collecting a small sample of blood.

  3. The Health Educator will add your blood sample to the test solution, which searches for HIV antibodies in your blood.

  4. The Health Educator will collect some personal information from you and provide a personalized Risk Reduction Strategy also known as Safer Sex Practices.

  5. Screening results will be available within 15 minutes.

  6. If your screening result is Non-Reactive (HIV-Negative), the Health Educator will provide you with safer sex literature and free condoms.  Your Health Educator will also advise you on when to return for your next screening.

  7. If your screening result is Reactive (HIV-Positive), the Health Educator will administer an additional Confirmatory HIV Test by drawing blood from your vein and then submit it to the laboratory for further examination.  In the interim, the Health Educator and a Linkage Team Member will assist you with getting connected to resources relative to an HIV-Positive screening result, including additional support you may need.