HIV SUPPORT GROUPS NEAR ORLANDO, FL

At Hope & Help, we offer HIV support groups near Orlando, FL, to come together for people in the community.

Our sessions provide an open and confidential space for people to share stories, testimonies, and triumphs. The HIV support group is open to all people regardless of HIV status. We encourage everyone to bring a friend, family member or loved one with them to meetings. Through our support group, we strive to help individuals in the community to create a strong support network, understand medical treatment, and better shape their journey to optimum health and wellness. Our HIV support group is free of cost, provide a complimentary meal during each session, and are held at Hope & Help. If you are interested in attending an HIV support group, look to Hope & Help in Orlando, FL. 

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.