Accomplishments

2012

  • How much HIV medication did we receive?

• 7,355 bottles worth $7,661,369.25

  • How much HIV medication did we redistribute?

• 6,897 bottles worth $7,030,082.46 to people in 39 countries

• To date, AFAI has redistributed over $100 million worth of medication, reaching more than 15,000 people in 43 countries
• “¿Cuánto Sabes?” Program reaches over 1 million youth
• AFAI provides comprehensive care and treatment for more than 
400 children with HIV in the LAC region
• AFAI provides counseling, social services and referrals to more than 
500 new immigrants in New York City annually
• Observatorio Latino reaches more than 7,000 members
• AID FOR AIDS New York conducts 
over 2,000 HIV tests
• AFAI becomes member of the Clinton Global Initiative
• AFAI signs partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy
• AFAI Participates in the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC leading the Latin American Networking Zone at the Global Village
 

2011

  • How much HIV medication did we receive?

• 6,611 bottles of ARV worth $6,685,504.95

  • How much HIV medication did we redistribute?

• 6,128 bottles of ARV worth $6,480,975.64 to people in 37 countries
•This includes a bulk shipment of ARVs which would cover a year of treatment for 1,200 people in Dominican Republic

•In partnership with Bioscrip, AFAI expands Drop-off box network so to include 7 more locations on the East Coast
•The “¿Cuánto Sabes?” Program trains 479 more professors and 4,350 Peer Educators and reaches 391,500 adolescents
•AFAI partners with education ministries in Aragua and Miranda (Venezuela), Cali (Colombia), and Panama City (Panama) to expand the ¿Cuánto Sabes? Program
•“¿Cuánto Sabes?” launches pilot initiative training the first LGBT groups in Colombia Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Panama
•Observatorio Latino reaches nearly 6,000 members. This year we registered over 4,000 new visitors and uploaded over 50 new articles and reports.
•AFAI becomes a member of a Committee in the LAC region charged with analyzing and planning actions in 2012 against the HIV epidemic. Members include UNAIDS, PAHO, Alliance Intl, LACASSO and the Global Fund’s Secretariat.
•The NY Immigrant AIDS Link (NYIAL) enrolls 125 new clients and serves a total of 348 active clients. It also refers 219 clients to over 500 different services.
•Provides in-house HIV testing and Prevention at LAC consulates in NY

2010

  • How much HIV medication did we receive?

6,327 bottles of ARV worth $6,481,255.32

  • How much HIV medication did we redistribute?

•7,075 bottles of ARV worth $7,782,578.17
•This is a combination of AFAI’s AIDS Treatment Access Program (ATAP) and the Universal Treatment Access Initiative (UTAI)
•Shows a dramatic increase in the supply of 3rd Line ARV therapy
•Includes a donation of ARV medication for 3,000 people in Dominican Republic and Haiti

•The “¿Cuánto Sabes?” Program trains 3,000 high school teachers and 43,816 peer educators.  This year program also reached 632,314 adolescents across 1169 schools.
•Observatorio Latino reaches more than 5,000 members, 30,000 visitors and 1,500 articles and reports
•NIYAL enrolled 298 new clients and continued service to 448 active clients. NIYAL also begins providing in-house HIV testing at LAC consulates in NY.
•AFAI signs linkage agreement with Latino Commission on AIDS
•AFAI participates in a Global Fund CCM regional meeting held in Antigua
•Observatorio Latino presents the study “Participación de mujeres y trans en los procesos del Fondo Mundial” (Participation of women and transgender in Global Fund processes), based on information gathered in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • 2009

  • How much HIV medication did we receive?

•6,611 bottles of ARV worth $6,685,504.95

  • How much HIV medication did we redistribute?

•$5.8 million worth to 2,500 people in 37 countries

•Incorporation of the “¿Cuánto Sabes?” Program into the public education systems of Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Trained 1,120 professors and 12,360 peer educators as facilitators in the prevention of HIV in these four countries.
•Trained 208 doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers in the Dominican Republic and Chile, under AFAI’s Medical Training Program.
•Enhanced our position in the Latin American and Caribbean as the only non-government organization (NGO) providing a 3rd line of ARV therapy (the Global Fund has been providing 1st and 2nd line ARV therapy since 2004).
•AFAI formed strategic alliances to enhance AFAI’s advocacy efforts with several leading organizations, including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); UNAIDS; the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); the Clinton Foundation; the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO); and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

2008

  • How much HIV medication did we redistribute?

•$5.8 million worth to people in 33 countries
•Donations came from individuals, clinics, hospitals, and community-based organizations in 43 states in the U.S.

•AFAI launches the Universal Treatment Access Initiative and receives its first large donation of generic ARV medication. The donation provided first-line ARV medication to 2,000 people in Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica and Honduras.
•AFAI creates the Global Redistribution Program (GRP) to redistribute ARVs to countries experiencing stock-outs or shortages.
•“¿Cuánto Sabes?” Program trains a new cadre of 311 peer educators, who in turn imparts the health message to 60,000 teenagers in seven countries.
•AID FOR AIDS Panamá starts a Children’s Program after receiving a donation of space at Children’s Hospital.
The New York Immigrant AIDS Link (NYIAL) enrolled 120 new clients, bringing the total number of NYIAL clients to 350 at year-end
•AFAI launches Observatorio Mujer, VIH y Sida (http://www.observatoriomujervihsida.org)

2007

•International; People en Español names Executive Director, Jesús Aguais, as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
•Central America: First Lady of Panama, Vivian Fernando de Torrijos, helps launch AFAI’s newest initiative, the Universal Treatment Access Initiative (UTAI), bringing bulk shipments of medication (mostly pediatric) worth over $500,000 to 7 Central American countries.
•Observatorio Latino, a group designed to oversee both societal and governmental handling of money donated by the Global Fund, is launched.
•Geneva; The Global Fund invites Observatorio Latino to participate in its 15th Board Meeting.
New York; The New York Immigrant AIDS Link (NYIAL) at AFAI begins partnership with the Legal Aid Society, offering free consultations for AFAI clients needing assistance with immigration issues.
•New York; AFAI signs partnership with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative in efforts to reduce the amount of surplus medication by redistributing unused antiretrovirals internationally.
• CNN features Jesús Aguais as one of their Heroes
• Hispanic Business magazine names Jesús Aguais among the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
• “¿Cuánto Sabes?” prevention program expands to Colombia and Ecuador.

2006

• New York City; El Diario La Prensa selects Executive Director, Jesús Aguais, to be honored during the 3rd Annual El Awards.
• Guatemala; Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria invites AID FOR AIDS to participate at the 14th Annual Board Meeting.
• Dominican Republic; In recognition of World AIDS Day, AFAI coordinates: Un Batazo Contra el SIDA, gathering 4,000 Dominican youth.
• New York City; Each month the Recycling Program collects more than 1,000 bottles of unused, unexpired antiretroviral medication
• Toronto; AFAI makes “The Efficacy of a US Based Medicine Recycling Program Delivering Antiretroviral Agents to Patients Living in 25 Countries Worldwide: An Outcomes Analysis of the Access Treatment Program (ATAP) at AID FOR AIDS International” poster presentation at the XVI International AIDS Conference.
• AFAI opens offices in Miami and Panama City, Panama.
• The “¿Cuánto Sabes?” prevention program expands its operation reaching more than 36,000 adolescents and training almost 350 peer educators in 9 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

2005

• El Salvador; AFAI facilitates discussion of programs financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria for the civil society.
• AFAI launches youth prevention program, “¿Cuánto Sabes de VIH y SIDA?”, piloted in Venezuela which currently operates in 6 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
• AFAI launches the “Be A Hero” marketing campaign to obtain recycled medication in the United States.
• AFAI launches the Doctors’ Training Program to educate doctors in Latin America and the Caribbean on HIV treatment and teach them how to manage and treat their HIV patients.
• Colombia; Celebrated World AIDS Day by arranging and leading a discussion on HIV and AIDS prevention with 2,600 teenagers.

2004

• AFAI launched its Advocacy Program assisting those fighting for the rights of people with HIV in the region. The program operates in every Latin American country.
• Through the Advocacy Program, AFAI signs an agreement with the Mexican General Consulate in New York City, to provide services to the Mexican community in the city.

2003

• Cuba; Trina Maria Aguais, Director of Operations for Latin America and the Caribbean, presents “Program for Children Living with HIV and AIDS” (title translated) at FORO 2003.
• AID FOR AIDS sends medication worth more than $5 million to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa, operating on an annual budget of $240,000

2002

• AFAI and the AIDSETTI organization (from the United Nations) formally establish a collaborative effort to expand treatment access efforts in Africa.
• AFAI sends recycled medication worth more than $4 million to Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa and operates on an annual budget of $174,000.
• Netherlands; Executive Director, Jesús Aguais, presents “Increasing the use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource-Limited Settings: Options for Reducing the Obstacles” at the Expert Consultation Conference, organized by the International AIDS Society.
• Spain; AFAI presents “Recycling Works! The Collection and Redistribution of Unused Antiretrovirals” at the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona.

2001

• AFAI sends recycled medication worth more than $3 million to Latin America and the Caribbean, operating on an annual budget of $154,000.

2000

• South Africa; AFAI presents a poster titled “The Efficacy of a Medicine Recycling Program” at the XIII International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.
• Brazil; Executive Director, Jesús Aguais, gives oral presentation, titled “AID FOR AIDS and the Use of Recycled Medication as an Alternative Treatment for People Living with HIV and AIDS in Developing Countries” at FORO 2000.

1999

• AFAI opens an office in Lima, Peru.
• AFAI opens an office in Santiago, Chile.
• AFAI opens an office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1998

• Venezuela; AFAI sponsors a conference where, for the first time, community activists, people living with HIV, physicians, and health ministries participated in a day of discussions and presentations.
• AFAI opens an office in Los Teques, Venezuela.

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