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About HIV

Being diagnosed with HIV can be alarming and incredibly upsetting, but with proper care and treatment, you can live a long and healthy life. This is not to say that living with HIV doesn’t come with challenges, but it is no longer the death sentence it was once perceived to be.

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Getting Started

If you are HIV positive and would like to enroll in HIV services, you may apply online or in person. The process is simple and fast.

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Programs & Services

Big Bend Cares has been serving the needs of the HIV community in North Florida since 1987. We are a private, non profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our medical facility, Care Point Health and Wellness, offers medical, dental, mental health, HIV testing, and pharmacy services to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status or ability to pay.

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Education & Prevention

Education and Prevention of HIV/AIDS has been a major function of Big Bend Cares since its founding in 1987. We provide prevention, education, and testing at Care Point Health & Wellness, in the community, and through the distribution of free at-home HIV self-test kits.

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Testing & Prevention

Big Bend Cares provides FREE and confidential rapid testing for HIV and Syphilis. Testing is available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm at Care Point Health and Wellness Center (2200 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301).

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Request an HIV Self-Test Kit

Free, fast, and discreet self-test kits for HIV are now available nationwide. Visit the Take Me Home program at to order test kits and learn about crisis lines available for support.

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