Archive for February, 2013

Together, Saving Lives..

Together, Saving Lives..

  • 22nd February 2013
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NEW YORK - With more than five years of support from Community, A Walgreens Pharmacy (formerly Bioscrip), AID FOR AIDS (AFA) would like to take a moment to look back at what has been accomplished through this partnership and to express our deep gratitude. Accomplishments   •In 2012, the HIV Medicine Recycling Program received over $7 million of donated medicine, of which 809 bottles valued at around $800,000 were collected through nine Community drop-off locations.   •The AIDS Treatment Access Program (ATAP) then redistributed the donated medications to beneficiaries in over 40 countries, providing comprehensive treatment on a monthly basis for more than 370 people enrolled in the program.   •AFA staff members conducted 490 HIV tests at Community’s Chelsea location in 2012. Of these, eight individuals tested positive and after becoming aware of their status were given support and referral services to begin treatment immediately. Due to the collaboration…
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Extraordinary Life of Objects collection to benefit AID FOR AIDS

Extraordinary Life of Objects collection to benefit AID FOR AIDS

  • 6th February 2013
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NEW YORK (February 5, 2013) – After being honored with the My Hero Award at last year’s Gala, Candy Pratts Price has continued her commitment to AID FOR AIDS by designating the organization to benefit from her latest collection titled, “The Extraordinary Life of Objects,” part of the “Connoisseur” feature sale through V&M (Vintage and Modern, http://www.VandM.com). V&M is the leading online source for vintage furniture, antiques, art, photography, textiles, jewelry, and fashion from around the world.  Within the Connoisseurs feature, top industry leaders highlight V&M items to help support their favorite charities. Candy Pratts Price, editor of vogue.com and major supporter of AID FOR AIDS, has taken this opportunity to help raise money and spread awareness of the cause to end the global HIV epidemic. V&M will share with AID FOR AIDS 50% of net proceeds of its commission from Candy’s feature, helping to continue delivering life-saving medication and…
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A Renewed Call for Help!

A Renewed Call for Help!

  • 5th February 2013
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To be sure, there’s been some very good news recently about positive developments in the long and disheartening struggle against HIV and AIDS. But that good news can’t paper over the reality that every day, nearly 5,000 people die from AIDS and 7,000 new HIV infections are reported around the world – 3,000 of them among youth. And it can’t erase the fact that our primary mission at AID FOR AIDS International – to provide life-saving medication to people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA) who lack access to treatment—is in need of urgent help from everybody. The history of AFAI traces to the beginning of the HIV medication recycling program in 1996, which soon evolved into what is known today as our AIDS Treatment Access Program (ATAP). Over the past 15 years, the program has redistributed, free of charge, more than $85 million worth of antiretroviral medication collected in…
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Community-A Walgreens Pharmacy continues its support of AID FOR AIDS with major donation

Community-A Walgreens Pharmacy continues its support of AID FOR AIDS with major donation

  • 4th February 2013
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Last week, AID FOR AIDS received a shipment of 1,000 medicine vials from our longtime partner, Community – A Walgreens Pharmacy. This donation was in support of our HIV Medicine Recycling Program, which recently ran into a shortage of bottles used to store all of the donated medications received in our New York office. As the HIV Medicine Recycling Program continues to grow, so does the demand for medication and treatment services. Over the past year, the increase in medicine shipments sent from our New York headquarters has grown so much that we began to run out of vials. For this reason, program staff approached the product manufacturer to look into the possibility of purchasing more vials; but after finding out that they only sell in bulk to large pharmacies, the staff decided to turn to Community for support. “Within a week of contacting our partners at Walgreens, we received…
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Celebrity Chef Moha cooking for a cause

Celebrity Chef Moha cooking for a cause

  • 3rd February 2013
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AID FOR AIDS is bringing a taste of Morocco to New York City!  President of the Board Maria Eugenia Maury and Board Member Professor William Haseltine are opening their home for an exclusive dinner with internationally renown Moroccan chef, Moha Fedal. This fundraising dinner event will take place on June 5. Tickets are $500 per person, with all gross proceeds benefiting AID FOR AIDS. They are on sale now and seating is limited, so reserve your space today! You may purchase tickets by following this link or contacting Eduardo Guzman at 212-337-8043 or . About Chef Moha Hailing from Marrakech, Morocco, Mohamed Fedal boasts a long and impressive career in culinary arts. After being trained in the Ecole Hôtelière de Genève (Hotel School of Geneva) and working in Switzerland for 14 years, Chef Moha returned to his hometown to open the highly acclaimed Dar Moha Restaurant. Following the success of…
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