Archive for August, 2009

AID FOR AIDS International receives grant from UNICEF to assess pediatric ARV procurement systems.

AID FOR AIDS International receives grant from UNICEF to assess pediatric ARV procurement systems.

  • 31st August 2009
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Despite the increased emphasis on providing medication to people living with HIV and AIDS in developing countries, difficulties is providing consistent treatment still exist.  In developing countries, a challenge for the initiation and expansion of HIV treatment has been the limited capacity of health commodity supply chains to ensure a reliable supply of medication at service delivery sites. Estimating the need and ensuring a constant supply of HIV medication to hospitals is a difficult task, especially in regions already plagued with sub-standard infrastructure.  As a result, health ministries experience stock-outs of both adult and pediatric formularies.  Such stock-outs have a devastating clinical impact on the individuals who are unable to receive their medication, weaken regional healthcare-delivery infrastructure, and result in greater healthcare expenditures. Past evaluation of drug management systems have focused on information gleaned solely by government officials and/or individuals from cooperating agencies (such as the WHO or UNAIDS).  Instead,…
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Peer Educators Training, Nutrition Workshop and more at AFAI

Peer Educators Training, Nutrition Workshop and more at AFAI

  • 24th August 2009
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Last week at AID FOR AIDS International’s (AFAI) New York office, our team completed a peer-education training of 18 individuals who now are equipped to spread the message of HIV prevention to their communities. AFAI also held a nutrition workshop for PLWHA, with the goal to improve the nutritional habits of members in the Latin community, and to decrease the indirect effect of HIV medications (which can lead to the development of lipotrophy and lipodystrophy). AFAI operated support groups for MSM and heterosexuals.  Next week, September 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, we will host the existential theoretical workshop: “Recognizing Our Strengths”.  This workshop will focus increasing self-esteem, sharing experiences, and making new friends for young people between the ages of 13 and 19, living with HIV or AIDS.  Come and join us, we will have raffles, refreshments and Metrocards; register now, space is limited! La semana pasada realizamos en…
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1er Encuentro de Jóvenes Agentes Multiplicadores en la Prevención del VIH y Sida

1er Encuentro de Jóvenes Agentes Multiplicadores en la Prevención del VIH y Sida

  • 15th August 2009
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LOVE LIFE: The Search for Young Entrepreneurs

LOVE LIFE: The Search for Young Entrepreneurs

  • 6th August 2009
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Who Are We: AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to empowering people living with HIV and AIDS in the developing world through access to treatment, knowledge and social reform. To date, AFAI has: • Redistributed over $50 million dollars of HIV medication to developing countries; • Monitored more than 5,000 individuals living with HIV and AIDS in 32 countries; • Connected more than 3,100 immigrants to social services in New York; • Reached more than 1,200,000 teenagers per year in 8 countries with HIV prevention education; and • Conducted social surveillance in 18 countries that received support from The Global Fund in Latin America and the Caribbean. What Are We Searching For: A new generation of socially conscious individuals, whose passion, creativity, and way of thinking can make great strides in the fight against HIV and AIDS across the globe. We want to…
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