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HIV/AIDS Clinic (ASPECTS)

Florida Department of Health in Osceola County

ASPECTS is currently Osceola County’s only HIV/AIDS primary care provider. ASPECTS provides primary care and specialty care to clients who are HIV positive or diagnosed with AIDS. Clinical services include labs, immunization, AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Ryan White Part B eligibility assistance and referrals to case management, food pantry, transportation agencies and other specialists.

HIV/AIDS Awareness RibbonWe have successfully passed 2013 Ryan White Part A and Heart of Florida Quality audits with high scores and are presently working on incorporating AETC quality standards into practice to ensure the best care for our clients. We have also implemented an in-house quarterly chart audit process to ensure ongoing quality of services.

Everyone who practices unsafe sex has a pre-existing STD, or uses IV drugs is at HIGH RISK for contracting HIV/AIDS. Worldwide, more than 90% of all adolescent and adult HIV infections have resulted from heterosexual intercourse. Females are at as much risk as Males, and at the current positivity rate women will surpass men. You can contract HIV/AIDS by:
  • Sexual Contact (vaginal, oral, anal); does not include casual kissing (unless open mouth sores are present)
  • Sharing Hypodermic Needles through IV drug use
  • Mother to infant transmission: In utero exchange, during birth, or through breast-feeding after birth
  • Less commonly (and now very rarely in countries where blood is screened for HIV antibodies), through transfusions of infected blood or blood clotting factors