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Florida Department of Health Highlights Importance of Knowing Your Status on National Hiv Testing Day

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Today, the Florida Department of Health joins communities across the nation in recognizing National HIV Testing Day and encourages every Floridian to know their HIV status. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often.

How often do you check your well water? It’s a good idea for private well owners to test their water at least annually. Watch this video to learn more about keeping your well water well.

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On February, 3, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency regarding the Zika virus. There are simple steps we can all take to protect ourselves from Zika and all mosquito-borne illness: Drain standing water, no matter how seemingly small, cover your skin with mosquito repellent and protective clothing.

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