Business Responds to AIDS

About Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA)

Local businesses are invited to participate in  Business Responds to AIDS, a partnership between WellFlorida Council’s High Impact Prevention project and businesses interested in ending HIV/AIDS. Participating businesses provide prevention messages and materials to customers, employees and neighborhoods, and can also serve as a free HIV testing site. The program helps to raise community awareness about HIV/AIDS, motivate residents in high prevalence neighborhoods to get tested, increase the number of persons who know their HIV status and link them to services. It’s free and easy to participate, and HIP will help you get started.

Interested? Contact Us or call.

Business Responds to AIDS Partner Appreciation

This month, GRACE Marketplace is our highlighted Business Responds to AIDS partner! GRACE is a one-stop homeless resource center serving Gainesville and Alachua County. They provide helpful and effective services for anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness. These services include safe emergency shelter, permanent housing, showers, hot meals, storage, case management, job training, and providing space to our partners to provide health care and other services. By taking care of basic necessities day to day, GRACE empowers individuals to reclaim control over their lives and recover from unfortunate circumstances. GRACE is also dedicated to the mission of ending the HIV epidemic. Thus they have collaborated with WellFlorida to provide the following at their agency:

  • For 2021 World AIDS Day, they hosted our Health Fair event which featured HIV/STD Testing, free haircuts and other health services. On December 1st, 2023, we will be recreating this event with expanded community partnerships offering over 15 different services to attendees.
  • GRACE is our biggest contributor of preventative materials year-round.
  • They also allow the HIP Team to offer free HIV Testing and counseling on the third Tuesday of every month to their residents.

A big thank you from HIP to GRACE Marketplace for being a committed BRTA partner!

Businesses Participating in Business Responds to AIDS

Bodytech Tattooing and Piercing
806 West University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-376-4090

Camp David, Inc.
2000 S. Bishop Pt. Inverness, FL 34450
Ph: 352-544-3445

Civic Media Center
433 S. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-373-0010

Coffee Culture
2020 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609
Ph: 352-377-1700

College of Central Florida Ocala
3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474
Ph: 352-873-5800

Cone Park Resource Center
2801 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
Ph: 352-334-0720

Estella Byrd Whitman Wellness and Community Resource Center
819 NW 7th St, Ocala, FL 34475
Ph: 352-875-2226

Fades & Fros
600 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-384-1008

Florida School of Traditional Midwifery
810 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-338-0766

Flashbacks Recycled Fashions
220 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-375-3752

FreeDOM Clinic USA
1056 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Ph: 352-421-5510

Grace Marketplace
3055 NE 28th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32609
Ph: 352-792-0800

Interfaith Emergency Services
435 NW 2nd St, Ocala, FL 34475
Ph: 352-629-8868

Lake Sumter State College – Leesburg
9501 US Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788
Ph: 352-323-3650

Lake Sumter State College – South Lake/Clermont
1250 N Hancock Rd, Clermont, FL 34711
Ph: 352-536-2274

Lake Sumter State College – Sumter Center
1423 CR 526A, Sumterville, FL 33585
Ph: 352-568-0001

Nu Look Cutz N Stylez Barbershop
112 N 19th Street, Palatka, FL 32177
Ph: 386-227-8564

Palatka Housing Authority
400 North 15th Street, P.O Box 1277, Palatka, FL 32177
Ph: 386-329-0145

Palms Medical Chiefland
410 North Main Street, Chiefland, FL 32626
Ph: 352-493-7274

Palms Medical Group – Trenton
911 South Main St., Trenton, FL 32693
Ph: 352- 463 – 2374

Palms Medical Group – Lake City
173 Northwest Albritton Lane, Lake City, FL 32055
Ph: 386-755-4020

Palms Medical Group – Branford
103 SW US Highway 27, Branford, FL 32008
Ph: 386-935-3090

Palms Medical Group – Live Oak
211 Ranchera Street NW, Live Oak, FL 32064
Ph: 386-364-1751

Pride Community Center of North Central Florida
3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609
Ph: 352-377-8915

Project Hope of Marion County
830 NE 28th St Unit 201, Ocala, FL 34470
Ph: 352-624-4673

Rural Women’s Health Project
1108 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-372-1095

So Sharp Barbershop
2635 NW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32609
Ph: 352-672-6740

Sigma Nu Fraternity
2371 W Fraternity Dr, Gainesville, FL 32603
Ph: 352-875-4134

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
111 S Francis St, Interlachen, FL 32148
Ph: 352-684-4506
*Free HIV testing available at this site – check HIV testing schedule

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center
14646 NW 151 Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
Ph: 386-462-1551

SWAG Family Resource Center
807 SW 64th Ter, Gainesville, FL 32607
Ph: 352-505-6823

Truth Nightclub
211 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-745-3536

The How Bazaar
60 SW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6236
Ph: 352-554-451

Unity Family Community Center Inc.,
20030 NE 23rd Place, Williston, FL 32696
Ph: 352-529-2030

University Club
18 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352-378-6814

Unspoken Treasure Society
1001 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 904-769-1265

Verdant Cove Apartments
4260 SE 10th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32641
Ph: 352-327-4393

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