Since 1992 the Department of Special Populations has provided comprehensive services to persons with HIV infection and their families. Services include voluntary confidential HIV testing, case management, outpatient substance abuse, psychosocial counseling, as well as outpatient medical and dental care.
Special Populations is one of several programs in the Miami-Dade County area funded by the Ryan White Care Act under Title III to provide early intervention services. These programs provide confidential HIV counseling, Lost to care and primary care services. These funds insure that newly diagnosed persons receive primary care at the earliest stages of the disease to slow or prevent progression to AIDS.