Business Responds to AIDS” (BRTA) is based on building partnerships among businesses, health departments, community based organizations and government agencies to promote the development of comprehensive HIV/AIDS programs. BRTA encourages business executives, managers and leaders to undertake comprehensive workplace HIV education that includes developing written HIV policies; providing employee education; supporting education efforts for employees’ families; and providing corporate support and encouraging employees to provide volunteer support for community HIV-prevention activities. In addition, the program encourages businesses to educate their customers on HIV. By collaborating with area businesses, Miracle of Love is able to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in Central Florida while gaining the community supporting in assisting with HIV prevention.

Becoming a BRTA partner is easy! Follow a few simple steps to become a BRTA partner, and complete the engagement card below. Following submission, a BRTA representative will reach out to you to provide you with information about your partnership commitment.

  • Visibility – The program provides a national platform for businesses to showcase their efforts in addressing HIV in the workplace.
  • Productivity – By retaining employees, businesses increase productivity by reducing direct costs associated with extended absence due to illness, turnover, recruitment, separation, and lost institutional knowledge.
  • Profitability – By demonstrating a commitment in the fight against HIV, businesses garner respect and brand loyalty that can generate financial returns, align to stakeholder needs, and attract positive consumer responses.
  • Accessibility – BRTA provides access to accurate, timely, and relevant HIV information, resources and peer-based technical assistance.
  • Connectivity – Initiative facilitates access to a diverse network of like-minded businesses and stakeholders.
Why we need you?

As a partner of the Business Responds to AIDS initiative, you will join other local merchants in building a stronger, healthier community by making FREE testing, condoms or educational classes available to your customers or employees. You have a powerful voice of leadership in the community and your participation will increase community impact.

why you should care?

AIDS is not over – It’s still an epidemic in our community.  

  • Number of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 11,454
  • 73% of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015 were men, and 27% were women.
  • 39% of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015 were black, 27% Hispanic/Latino, and 32% white.
  • Number of deaths of people with diagnosed HIV in Florida in 2014: 1,916
BUSINESS RESPONDS TO AIDS PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT
    Please check all that apply.

    Participate with no financial investment and little time.

For more information, please contact Alicyn Mulder, Prevention Program Manager at AMulder@miracleofloveinc.org or (407) 843-1760 Ext. 145