Queen Bee Educates; Redefining Women’s HIV Advocacy
Who is the Queen Bee?
A mother discovers her inner “Queen Bee” and creates a buzz worthy approach to educate women and children about good health and HIV. A honey of a story.
Who is the Queen Bee?
Dr. Andrea Dunn is a mother, a doctor, an active community member and the Founder, CEO, and the “Queen Bee” of Let’s Beehive! Earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Howard University and specializing in Pediatric Pharmacy was a hard won dream. While working in pediatrics, she had several experience with infants living with HIV that had a profound effect on her. She saw a lack of education and information and wanted to help her community. She created Let’s Beehive!
What’s Let’s Beehive?
Its a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people HIV. There goal is to collaborate with schools, healthcare agencies, and other community-based organizations to increase HIV awareness. Through effective outreach strategies and innovative risk reduction classes, we strive to empower at risk populations disproportionately affected with HIV/AIDS to make better choices when engaging in sexual encounters in efforts to reduce transmission of new HIV infections.
What’s the Buzz?
She’s just starting a campaign called “PREPALICIOUS” focusing on educating women about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). She also has a new book coming out called “She is PREPALICIOUS”. With her amazing talent, vision and drive bee-prepared…this is just the bee-ginning.
For the 5th consecutive year, Dr. DeJesus has been recognized by his peers in Orlando Magazine for his work as medical director at Orlando Immunology Center. Dr. DeJesus is a graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine training and Infectious Disease fellowship at the Medical College of…Read More
Orlando Immunology Center is pleased to announce that we will again be sponsoring a team at this year’s 2015 AIDS Walk Orlando. If you are interested in joining our team or donating to this worthwhile cause, please let us know. Saturday, March 28, 2015 In Florida, 15% of all new HIV infections reported among females…Read More
The Orlando Immunology Center (OIC) announced today they have received the Central Florida/Orlando 2015 Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence (WAVE) Award for favorite local healthcare professional. “We see this as a huge honor and will continue to do everything in our power to help patients from all walks of life be healthy, happy and…Read More
In conjunction with Come Out with Pride 2016, Big Gay Brunch presented by Orlando Immunology Center, will feature an amazing brunch spread, bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar, entertainment and special surprise performances. Eat, drink and come out with pride! Come join us and get your tickets today!! OUR TEAM REQUEST AN APPOINTMENTRead More
New PrEP Study 5/19/17 UPDATE – This is an ongoing study but enrollment has closed. Orlando Immunology Center is excited to announce a new study for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) This study is to evaluate if a once daily investigational medicine can help reduce the risk of HIV infection from sex. You may qualify…Read More
Here are 8 tips to help medically prepare for a hurricane. Hurricanes can be incredibly destructive bringing lots of wind and rain over an extended period of time. Orlando Immunology Center wants to ensure that you are medically prepared in the event Central Florida finds itself in the path of one of these major storms.…Read More
What is the Florida HIV Needs Assessment? The Florida HIV Needs Assessment is a survey conducted by the Florida Department of Health (DOH). The survey asks people living with HIV in Florida questions about their healthcare. It only takes about 5 minutes and is completely anonymous. It is an opportunity for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to share their…Read More
Here is POZ Magazines 2017 HIV Medication Guide for quick reference to HIV medication options. We’ve come a long way in the treatment of HIV. Today, there are many safe and effective drugs on the market that are easy to take and have fewer side effects. It’s very important to get onto treatment as soon…Read More
Multiple sources are claiming that Publix is denying employees access to the HIV prevention regimen PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). The PrEP regimen includes regular doctor visits, labs, HIV prevention education and taking 1 pill once a day. It can be up to 99% effective at preventing HIV transmission and is recommended by the Center for Disease…Read More
In an unexpected but welcomed move, Publix reverses course; covers PrEP. Less than 24 hours after Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith met with Publix officials regarding their controversial decision to not cover PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) in their insurance, Publix is reversing course and will expand coverage to include PrEP. Publix made the announcement by responding to…Read More
Orlando advocates raise HIV awareness through a variety of new, groundbreaking projects. National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) February 7th brings into sharp focus the importance of these pioneering approaches to address the HIV epidemic in Central Florida. NBHAAD is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the…Read More
OIC is excited to be joining with the CDC and other national organizations to be supporting STD Awareness Month 2018 with this year’s theme: Treat Me Right. The CDC created STD Awareness Month in April to raise awareness about STDs and increase education, prevention, testing and treatment in the community. STDs are at a record high across the…Read More
Free HIV testing during Gay Days – make it part of your celebration! It serves as an important reminder that we can have fun and know our status. Here’s a quick breakdown for locations and times for free HIV testing during Gay Days. Doubletree Hotel – 10100 International Drive, Orlando Florida – Citrus Room A Thursday…Read More