Archive for February, 2010

AID FOR AIDS International partners with HEDAC to provide ARVs for 3000 people

AID FOR AIDS International partners with HEDAC to provide ARVs for 3000 people

  • 19th February 2010
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February 18, 2010 AID FOR AIDS International is proud to announce that yesterday it signed an agency agreement with the Canadian organization, HEDAC (Raymond Delson, Stephen C. Mortfield & Joshua Shy Kurtz), which will secure large scale donations of HIV medication to benefit people living with HIV and AIDS living in developing countries. The first act of this partnership will be the donation of antiretroviral treatment for 3,000 people for one year along with 3 Million doses of much needed antibiotics. These medicines will be directed to AID FOR AIDS International’s office in the Dominican Republic, from where they will be used to provide treatment to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti as well as other populations without access to live-saving HIV treatment. AID FOR AIDS International will distribute this medication in partnership with the Coalition for Haiti, comprised of Housing Works, PHAP +, The Caribbean Women’s Association, and…
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Festa do Dia de São Valentim

Festa do Dia de São Valentim

  • 12th February 2010
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Celebrando el día del amor y la amistad, el Centro de Atención de niños, niñas y adolescentes y los colaboradores de AID FOR AIDS Panamá realizamos una fiesta de San Valentín al estilo capoerista. Las madres, padres y tutores/as de los y las chicos y chicas compartieron en el taller de afectividad “Amarme y quererme” orientado al reforzamiento del amor propio y de los lazos de afecto entre ellos/as y sus pequeños/as,  amor que debe ser reflejado en los cuidados integrales de sus niños, niñas y adolescentes, dentro de lo que se incluye la toma constante y adecuada de sus medicamentos. Los 44 niños, niñas y adolescentes presentes, por su parte, tuvieron la oportunidad de vivenciar un taller de capoeira facilitado por el monitor Rogelio Alvarado de la Academia Capoeira Panamá. Al final del taller, los y las pequeños y pequeñas tuvieron la oportunidad de demostrar sus habilidades en el…
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Capacitación a la Fundación Amaneceres

Capacitación a la Fundación Amaneceres

  • 12th February 2010
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Continuando con el cronograma de actividades del año que cursa, el pasado 3 de Febrero se realizó una capacitacion a los y las jóvenes en situación de vulnerabilidad becarios/as de la Fundación Juan Pablo IIy que, durante el verano, participan en las actividades preventivas de Amaneceres.
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Presentación de los Programas de AFA Panamá a la Universidad de Las Américas

Presentación de los Programas de AFA Panamá a la Universidad de Las Américas

  • 12th February 2010
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  El día sábado 6 de febrero fuimos invitados por el Profesor Isaías Madrid, catedrático de la Universidad de las Américas, a debatir sobre la realidad de Panamá en relación al VIH y presentar los programas, proyectos y actividades que desarrolla AFA en respuesta a esta situación desde el año 2006 a los y las estudiantes de la Maestría de Psicoterapia Integrativa de esta universidad. La oportunidad fue propicia para discutir las estrategias que desde la sociedad civil estamos desarrollando, tanto a nivel de prevención primaria, secundaria y terciaria; además de abrir el espacio a la comunidad universitaria para el desarrollo de acciones conjuntas, estudios en investigaciones en relación al VIH con el apoyo de AFA Panamá.
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Miss Universo visits AFAI

Miss Universo visits AFAI

  • 9th February 2010
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Yesterday, AID FOR AIDS International had the pleasure of welcoming Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, as she visited our offices to engage in a “round table” talk with AFAI’s New York beneficiaries living with HIV and AIDS. Beneficiaries who receive services from AFAI sat down with Stefania over breakfast to talk about their experiences living with HIV, with stigma and discrimination, with their experiences with AFAI, and about what they hope Stefania learned from their stories. The conversation was in Spanish, as Stefania is a native of Venezuela. Miss Universe also shared some of her own story, including all of her hard work to achieve her title. After their talk, beneficiaries took the chance to take some photos with Stefania and all expressed the desire for another breakfast conversation with Miss Universe. 
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POZ Magazine interview

POZ Magazine interview

  • 8th February 2010
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Jesus Aguais, executive director of Aid for AIDS, discusses how his organization is helping people living with HIV/AIDS in Haiti after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12. Read PDF
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1 million dollars worth of medicine and medical supplies donation

1 million dollars worth of medicine and medical supplies donation

  • 3rd February 2010
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Last week, AID FOR AIDS International and the Coalition for Haiti, including Housing Works, Diaspora, Caribbean Women’s Health Association, and PHAP+, received a large donation of medical supplies from the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Union County for use in Haiti. Though AFAI has not yet been able to receive the full shipment, but it is estimated to be 1 million dollars worth of medicine and medical supplies. As AFAI prepares its fourth shipment of medicines to be sent to Haiti, we are very excited about the new donation and the potential it has for saving lives in Haiti. More medicine is still urgently needed and AFAI would like to encourage all of our contacts to donate any unexpired ARV, Antibiotic, or Prophylaxis medication that they can. Be a Hero—your unused medications can save lives in Haiti!
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POZ Magazine Interview

POZ Magazine Interview

  • 1st February 2010
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Jesus Aguais, executive director of Aid for AIDS, discusses how his organization is helping people living with HIV/AIDS in Haiti after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12. Watch the video here
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