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West Central Florida Ryan White Program Requests Response to Survey For Those Living With HIV During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Ashley D. Thomas, Public Information Officer

October 27, 2020

Brooksville, FL - The West Central Florida Ryan White Care Council is requesting responses on the impact of COVID-19 for those persons living with HIV. A link to the confidential survey can be found at the West Central Florida Ryan White Care Council's Facebook Page. 

Additionally, the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County has resources available for those living with HIV or who have questions about HIV testing. Visit our new COVID-19 and HIV page for information on relaxed eligibility requirements, protecting yourself and more.

“We encourage you to contact your local health department if you should have a positive result, or just need to talk to someone, regardless of your status,” DOH-Hernando Community Health Nurse Crystal Waddy, RN shared.

To learn more about testing and even get a free at-home test kit, visit

Are you living with HIV and need help with housing, medication, or medical care? Our patient care programs are here for you too! Find information here.

Do you want to prevent HIV? Get PrEP’d!


HIV/AIDS is a life-threatening disease that attacks the body's immune system and leaves a person vulnerable to opportunistic infections. Because there is no cure, reducing the transmission of HIV while minimizing its effect on those living with HIV, is critical.