PACE+ (Panhandle Advocacy Community Efforts Plus), a program of BASIC NWFL, trains and supports people living with HIV to assume leadership and advocacy roles in HIV prevention spaces. PACE+ coalition members educate community stakeholders about HIV, including school boards, parent-teacher organizations, and churches. PACE+ members also support voter registration and engagement among people living with HIV, advocate for reform of educational policy from an abstinence only to an enhanced ABC approach, and promote a more supportive and nonjudgmental community regarding HIV.
BASIC NWFL provides HIV prevention services, a full continuum HIV/AIDS care and treatment services and other supportive services including affordable housing assistance to people living with HIV in the panhandle Northwestern region of Florida. BASIC is committed to addressing the underlying social/racial justice issues that affect community attitudes and acceptance.