Archive for January, 2013

AID FOR AIDS and Legal Aid Society working together for immigrants

AID FOR AIDS and Legal Aid Society working together for immigrants

  • 31st January 2013
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This past Thursday, January 24, Dario Jimenez and Jonathan Capote, both Case Managers in our New York Immigrant AIDS Link (NYIAL) Program, attended a conference hosted by the Legal Aid Society at the Battery Park Plaza titled, “Making a Difference in Immigrant Communities through Partnership.” Since 2007, AID FOR AIDS and several other community organizations have worked together with the Legal Aid Society on a joint project funded by the Robin Hood Foundation to meet the needs of New York’s growing immigrant communities. This conference provided an opportunity for representatives of Legal Aid and community organizations to come together and assess their accomplishments over the past six years, as well as giving a platform for immigrant clients who have benefited from the project to share their testimonies. Since the project’s inception, over 7,000 immigrant clients have been served by Legal Aid and its partner organizations, such as our NYIAL Program…
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Miss Universe 2012 Attends Training Session To Become AID FOR AIDS Ambassador Of HIV Prevention

Miss Universe 2012 Attends Training Session To Become AID FOR AIDS Ambassador Of HIV Prevention

  • 16th January 2013
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NEW YORK (January 17, 2013) – After being crowned Miss Universe 2012 last month, Olivia Culpo has hit the ground running with a packed schedule that includes countless appearances on her world tour. One of her first stops was here at the AID FOR AIDS office in New York on Wednesday January 16th, where after undergoing training from our “Cuanto Sabes?” HIV education program, she was named as the AID FOR AIDS Ambassador for HIV Prevention. The training session, developed by Lupe Aguais, Director of HIV Education Programs, focused on providing accurate information as well as dispelling common myths about HIV and AIDS. In addition, the training emphasized capacity building to help reduce stigma and discrimination against people with HIV. Joined by an enthusiastic group of volunteers, Olivia eagerly listened and participated in all parts of the program. However, the highlight of Ms. Culpo’s visit was a lunch spent with…
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Soho House Movie Series to raise funds for AFAI

Soho House Movie Series to raise funds for AFAI

  • 14th January 2013
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7pm screening is sold out Last tickets available for the 5pm and 9pm screenings. *********** As part of the ongoing effort to raise crucial funds to support the life saving work of AID FOR AIDS, Board Member Julian Iragorri is working together with Payal Chaudhri, Barbara Hemmerle-Gollust and Naeem Khan to host the first ever AID FOR AIDS Movie Series at the Soho House in New York. The first part of this new series will feature a screening of RETURN TO RAJAPUR, the debut film of screenwriter and director Nanda Anand. RETURN TO RAJAPUR is a romantic drama that portrays a doomed love affair set against the beautiful and exotic (not to mention cinematographically stunning) backdrop of the Indian desert. This heartfelt tale of love and destiny follows the fates of two women who each make a unique connection with a man they encounter in a mystical village. Set in…
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Narciso Rodriguez and Deborah Lippmann team up to benefit AFAI

Narciso Rodriguez and Deborah Lippmann team up to benefit AFAI

  • 10th January 2013
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As we begin a new year, we have so many things to be thankful for at AID FOR AIDS. Among our many blessings, we can count the active engagement of our Board members like Narciso Rodriguez, who recently teamed up with celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann to create a new nail polish to benefit AID FOR AIDS. Narciso, a longtime supporter of our organization, joined the Board of Directors in 2008—the same year Michelle Obama created a buzz in the fashion world by choosing a stunning dress he designed to wear on election night. Since that time, his involvement with AID FOR AIDS has been a key part of our continued success. As his fashion career has developed over the years and he has gained increased international recognition for his work, he has continued to keep our cause and mission close to his heart. The sales from the Deborah Lippmann nail…
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