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The numbers for the ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) Waiting List for Broward County was sent out on 09-13-2010.

292 patients were on the the ADAP Waiting List in Broward County as of 09-10-2010.

281 patients were on the the ADAP Waiting List in Broward County as of 09-03-2010.

This is up 21 patients from August 27, 2010 when 271 patients were on the Waiting List.

For information on how to contact the Broward County Health Department, go to HIV Resources in this Web Site.

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In the Know

HIV Expo

September 25, 2010

9 A.M.–3 P.M., Pride Center at Equality Park

2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors

Seminars • Screenings • Refreshments

We’re celebrating positive living with HIV by offering FREE health seminars, FREE health screenings and other FREE activities for you and your community!

Call Toll Free 866.474.2722 to learn more or to request a bus pass


• Healthy living

• Treatment adherence

• Avoiding drug resistance

· About hepatitis

• Healthy heart


• Blood pressure

• Diabetes

• Rapid HIV testing

• Hepatitis A/B testing

• STD testing

• Pregnancy testing


• Hep A/B vaccine


• Smoking cessation information

• Public policy discussions

• Ask the Doctor

This In the Know HIV Expo is brought to you by the InternationalAssociation of Physicians in AIDSCare (IAPAC), in partnership with the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) and a consortium of localpartners, including the Pride Center at Equality Park and the Broward County Health Department. The health seminar component of this In the Know HIV Expo is made

possible through generous support from Merck & Co.

Florida Department of Health, the Pride Center, Broward House, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc., Walgreens

Kristofer Fegenbush, MSW

PALS Project Manager

The Pride Center at Equality Park

2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

954.463.9011 ext. 301



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Heidi from the Wellness Center was our guest speaker and we had 24 guys show up.

Heidi gave an emotional and inspirational talk about how far HIV/AIDS care has come over the last 27 years that she has been pozitive. She expressed genuine appreciation of how we in the gay community have built an HIV support network and how the heterosexual HIV+ community has not been able to replicate that. She then told us what the Wellness Center does:

The Wellness Center administers the AIDS Insurance Continuation Program that pays insurance premiums for HIV+ people who make less than $41,500/year. This is funded by the Florida Health Department. It’s cheaper for the government to pay these premiums than to pay for the health care of someone who loses their health insurance. We give 2-Thumbs up for thinking like that.

The Wellness Center also has support groups. They have an heterosexual HIV support group, A Gay HIV support group on Thursday night and they are starting a pan-sexual coinfection (HIV and Hep-C) support group on Tuesday. The Wednesday Night Support Group encourages you to try out different groups. This is not a competition. We’re all working towards the same goal, abetter life for POZ people.

The Wellness center also hosts HIV information dinners sponsored by the drug companies. But it seems the drug companies are not being as generous these days as they used to be. We give 2-thumbs down for that. We’re still out here and 56,000/year are getting infected. We need you to get the information out there.

We also had a lively discussion about pan-sexuals. That means everyone, Gay, straight, Trans, etc.

At break, we had home-made lemon cake. Excellent. Thanks.

In the second half:

We discussed the medications to take on the POZ cruise. I’ll be sending out a blog on those reccomendations.

Flu shots are now available.

We talked about the Bonnet house field trip coming up this Sunday. Amazingly, we had Mrs Bartlet’s butler at our meeting who told us wonderful stories of what life was like working for her. I think we’re going to have more questions next week after the tour, so we hope to see him back here.

Thanks guys for making these meetings so great.
Thanks Heidi for coming to our meeting and for all you do for us.


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The Wellness Center is starting a new HIV/Hep C Co-Infected Discussion Group. Join them every Tuesday evening for conversation and information sharing. This Group is Free and Anonymous.

The first meeting with be on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Dinner and refreshments will be served.

With Phil Younger (954-260-2448) & “Pup” Lorenzo D’Oria (954-536-5414)
email: WCSILink@cs.com

The Wellness Center Of South Florida
2931 NE 6 Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33334
p: 954 568 0152 f: 954 568 1364

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