Florida HIV numbers Nonprofit Group: HIV Infections Up In Florida By Abe Aboraya • Jul 25, 2017 A nonprofit that serves Central Florida residents with HIV and AIDS says the rates are going up. FL’s HIV Figures Revised Downward – But Not Without Controversy By Abe Aboraya • Mar 30, 2016 The Florida Department of Health has lowered the number of people who caught HIV in Florida. That’s according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times. Florida previously had the most new HIV infections of any state. But officials revised the stats, removing more than 1,500 cases and making Florida third in the country for new HIV infections.