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AID FOR AIDS (AFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk of HIV and the population at large, by developing their abilities and capacities in comprehensive prevention through access to treatment, advocacy, education and training to improve their quality of life and reduce stigma and discrimination.
Mr. Jesus Aguais
515 Greenwich Street Suite 506
New York, NY 10013 USA
"AID FOR AIDS", Latin America, HIV, AIDS, healthcare, advocacy, Caribbean, activism, international
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HIV Medicine Recycling Program
Through our flagship initiative, the HIV Medicine Recycling Program, we collect unused and unexpired antiretroviral (ARV) medications that otherwise would be discarded in the United States. We then redistribute them as free humanitarian aid to registered beneficiaries in the developing world through our AIDS Treatment Access Program (ATAP).
ATAP is the largest program of its kind in the world, and since our founding, we have sent nearly $100 million of ARV medications to nearly 15,000 people living with HIV in more than 43 countries around the globe.
We inspect every pill for purity and every bottle for name of drug, dosage and expiration date. We then ship the medicine to people with HIV in developing countries who cannot afford them or otherwise do not have access to such medications.
Our US medical team maintains regular communication with beneficiaries, local doctors and healthcare providers to ensure proper use of the medications. We monitor treatment planning, review patient charts, help assure medication adherence and conduct stringent follow-ups. We continue providing the drugs until local governments are able to guarantee treatment.
¿Cuánto Sabes de VIH y Sida? (How Much Do You Know About HIV/AIDS?)
¿Cuánto Sabes de VIH y Sida?—AFA’s largest education program—is an innovative initiative, using neurolinguistic programming as a cross-cutting theme, and combining HIV/AIDS education with life skills as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). Information from the program is spread using peer-to-peer education techniques (Multiplying Agents). This model aims to prevent the spread of HIV by developing a culture of responsibility and healthy sexuality.
¿Cuánto Sabes? also has a specially designed training program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) teenagers in the Latin American region called the LGBT Youth Initiative. Facilitators train LGBT youth who have expressed an interest to become young leaders of HIV prevention and multiplying agents. The LGBT curriculum incorporates the basic concepts of the regular curriculum but has been expanded to include in-depth discussions of sexual diversity, gender-related violence and political impact.
NY Immigrants AIDS Link
Based out of our New York City office, the New York Immigrant AIDS Link (NYIAL) Program was founded in 2001 and works primarily with Spanish-speaking immigrants with HIV in the New York Metropolitan Area.
NYIAL offers case management, individual counseling, primary HIV education, HIV testing and counseling, free monthly legal clinics and financial management workshops. We also provide referrals to a wide range of social services including public assistance, housing, ADAP/Medicaid, dental, mental health and primary care. NYIAL provides concrete and emotional support to help Latinos and other immigrants adjust to their new environment, language, culture and healthcare system.
The Children's Program
Established in 2003, the Children’s Program serves approximately 750 children with HIV, aged 3 to 15. The program offers emotional and educational support and strives to help children achieve a healthy adolescence and development process, which might otherwise elude them because of their precarious health situation.
This program has three distinct components: 1/ Age-appropriate counseling through one-on-one sessions with a social worker trained to address youth developmental issues, including those related to chronic health issues; 2/ Intensive one-on-one psychotherapy for children in acute distress; 3/ Nine types of play activities designed to promote self-esteem, enhance coping skills, and promote important health goals (such as adherence to antiviral drug regimens).
An integral component of our Children’s Program is the initiative “Aprendo a Amarme y a Cuidarme” (Learning to love and take care of myself). With this education initiative, we provide children with the tools they need to prepare themselves for their medical consultations and achieve adherence to their treatment.
We confer with each child’s physician and parents to fully understand how we can best meet the child’s particular needs.
Observatorio Latino is an online surveillance and social vigilance tool, which serves as the “eyes” of the region for HIV and AIDS activists in nearly two-dozen Spanish-speaking Latin American countries.
This tool allows individuals to share information, news and experiences, and post meetings and events that are relevant to the HIV community. It also allows individuals within these countries to comment on how their governments are using grant money awarded by the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Thus, this resource works to hold governments accountable to their people and to promote civil society participation throughout the LAC region.
Observatorio Latino has become an established regional presence as a critical observer and source of information regarding Global Fund processes. It has also become a collaborator and advisor on proposals for financing in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.
Outreach and HIV Testing
Focused on the Latino community in the Greater New York Area, our Outreach and HIV Testing Program provides the necessary information about HIV/AIDS, prevention methods and HIV Testing. Outreach activities, including free and confidential HIV testing on and off-site, are conducted throughout the year in partnership with local organizations and Latin American consulates in New York.
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Besides providing free medication to people with HIV in developing countries who do not have access to treatment, AID FOR AIDS provides prevention education, case management, and advocacy to those with HIV and those affected by the epidemic both internationally and in the United States.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 7/30/2013
Maria E Maury
Maria Eugenia Maury
TM Riley and Company Consulting
Alejandro Santo Domingo
Quadrant Capital Partners
Laura Messina Pilson
William A. Haseltine
The William A. Haseltine Charitable Foundation
Alexis Cespedes Duffy
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