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Marvene Edwards tested positive for HIV in 1987. The 31-year-old mother of four was beaten, raped and shot in the head after walking home alone one night. She lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse for nearly a decade, but today she’s giving back to others with HIV/AIDS in the community.
Four individuals have traveled through Florida while infected with measles. The Alachua County Health Department says they are fully prepared to fight off the spread of the virus.
An unidentified University of Florida grad student was diagnosed and hospitalized with meningitis.
In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.
Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.
The program gives children free shots up to the age of 18. If children have health insurance, their insurance companies will only be billed vaccine administrative fees. The vaccines are given at no cost.
The Alachua County Health Department is holding a back-to-school immunization clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
After a statue went into affect a year ago, tattoo parlors in Florida are now being held to higher standards when it comes to regulation.