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Hurricane Irma Update

Community AIDS Network (CAN) Hurricane Irma Update and Call To Action

Sarasota, Florida (September 13, 2017) – In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Community AIDS Network (CAN) announces the following Comprehensive Care Clinics have reopened in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Ybor City (Tampa), Clearwater, Daytona, Jacksonville and North Miami.

The North Port clinic is closed due to no power.

Despite the ongoing aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Community AIDS Network is ready to assist.  CAN has 26 clinics statewide to offer STD medical services (including rapid testing and PreP), case management, peer navigation counseling, dental services (Sarasota) and mental health counseling (Sarasota) to those patients in need where clinics are in operation. Also, CAN partners with a network of other physicians- HIV Providers throughout Florida as well as a disperse network of Specialty Pharmacies throughout the state.   For assistance, please contact the Sarasota Headquarters at 941-366-0134.

“Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Irma,” stated Richard E. Carlisle, CAN President and CEO. “Community AIDS Network is working hard to help those displaced by the hurricane, providing care and services for those living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, STDs and other diseases.”

Call to Action: Donations can be made to our Patient Assistance Fund to help patients with medicines, transportation, food and other necessities.  Donations can be sent to: Community AIDS Network, 1231 N. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237 or online at

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