Sexual Health & Well-Being

METRO’s primary care, health resources, and community programs are designed to help you live your best life.

Programs for sexual health/prevention and those living with HIV are designed for all segments of our community while offering group settings to meet like-minded individuals with similar needs and experiences. At this time, due to COVID-19, all of our programs are held virtually via Zoom.

Prevention & Sexual Health:
Start Talking, Stop HIV

Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. There are many opportunities at METRO to learn about total self-care; about reducing your risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; and, learning through shared experiences. Check out one of our  social groups, workshops, and addiction recovery support programs. 

Become a Peer

Do you live in Tampa Bay? Looking to get involved in your community? Volunteer Peers are trained as ambassadors and role models that help build HIV awareness and education in the community. You can even take part in METRO’s community outreach efforts with our energetic street team. 

Email PSH@MetroTampaBay.org to get involved.

Sexual Health Programs & Social Groups

Meet new people and talk about all the things important to you in a fun and safe environment including dating/relationships, stigma/discrimination, hotter safer sex, HIV/AIDS, and more. Some come to a meetup out of curiosity. For many, the group has become a meaningful band of friends. Give us a try and see how City Mix feels to you! 

A safe space for individuals living with HIV to get together and just be yourself without worrying about the stigma of status. Our meetups are casual and low key so that everyone can feel comfortable. Meet new people and join us for informal, optimistic, and fun discussions about challenges and accomplishments of living with HIV including sex, relationships, health updates, and more. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for years, all are welcome. 

Color of Change: a Cultural Sexuality Series is a discussion group addressing hot topics and norms in the African American community. Register above, then join the Facebook event series. Contact PSH@MetroTampaBay.org for more information.

Connect is a FREE workshop designed to empower relationships (of two or more persons, with or without labels) where at least one person is living with HIV. This workshop provides you with techniques and skills to enhance the quality of your relationship, communication, intimacy, and shared commitments to keep each other safe. Call us today and see what the buzz is about! 

CAB serves Tampa Bay with programs that convene community members with opportunities to learn, have spirited dialogue, and contribute to the development and ongoing evaluation of METRO programs. We serve our community through outreach and networking with a focus on improving access to resources and services for those living with or are at risk of contracting HIV. CAB brings people together for collaboration towards promoting total health, wellness, and community. You care about that. Join CAB today! 

Explore and contribute recommendations for improving effective teaching, empowering, and inspiring practices among youth and young adults to guide the community forward. 

Young Minds educates, increases awareness, and prevents substance misuse and HIV/AIDS through interactive group sessions, 1-on-1 goal setting, and social activities. A program for young people between the ages of 13-24 that reside in Hillsborough or Pinellas Counties.

Are you between the ages of 13 and 19 and want to learn more about sexual health? Check out the Closing the Gap program. Clarify myths about HIV/AIDS, learn how to protect yourself, and converse with others about how you, your family, and friends may be affected. Contact us today to learn more. 

Now that you’re pregnant, seeing a doctor and taking care of yourself and your baby is more important than ever. If you live in Hillsborough County, join the TOPWA program! Our program specialists support you throughout all stages of your pregnancy and provide you with resources and information to ensure a healthy pregnancy.  

Taken daily, PrEP can reduce exposure to contracting HIV by up to 99%. Learn aboutPrEP 

nPEP is an HIV prevention strategy recommended by the CDC to prevent infection after a high-risk sexual exposure. Learn about nPEP

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