Mr. Acevedo’s responsibilities are to manage the implementation of HIV/AIDS science-based prevention programs in four counties (Desoto, Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota), and to enhance community relationships for the purpose of disseminating accurate and up-to-date HIV information. Prior to his current position, John was with the Florida Department of Health as a Disease Intervention Specialist where his duties included education and partner elicitation to intervene in the spread of STD’s, including HIV.
John is a graduate of the U.S. Army Academy of Health and Sciences. He completed his A.A. in Paramedic Sciences at Bronx Community College, and is a Fellow of the CDC Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership. He is also a Member of the State of Florida’s Educational Material Review Panel, the Community Planning Partnership, Community Educator for Tibotec Therapeutics, and Educator for Alpha Phi Alpha Black Achievers mentoring program. He is a Chair for both the HIV/AIDS Network of Southwest FL and the Regional HIV/AIDS Council Prevention Committee.