Monday, July 14, 2014

Robert Bobo Attends White House HIV Meeting

LABELLE, FL. -- Robert Bobo, Program Manager for the HIV/AIDS/STI Program at the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County was recently invited to attend a meeting held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. 

It was a “Meeting on HIV in the Southern United States. The Department of Labor and the Department of Education will join forces with other Federal agencies to develop a program to educate and train HIV positive people in order to get them back into the workforce. 

Pilot programs will begin in rural communities. In years past, each of these Federal Programs would operate on its own but now it is a collaborated effort to help rural areas to continue to get fiscal support for the education, treatment and prevention of HIV in the Southern United States.

Mr. Bobo was invited to attend this meeting because of the stellar successes of the local Ryan White Part-C Program at the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County.

Bobo has managed the operation of the AIDS Resource Council of Southwest Florida, Inc., an HIV specialty Clinic and ASO, and the Hendry County Health Department HIV/AIDS Program. He has negotiated contracts with the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida for Ryan White Title II funding for medical care and case management.

Mr. Bobo developed the first public school HIV testing program in the United States and also developed an outreach program for the Lee County AIDS Task Force, taught basic and advanced HIV Certification courses, developed a Family Life Center for Lee Mental Health Center, Inc. and testified before the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C

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