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AFA and NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson celebrate 3rd Annual Medicine Recycling Drive!

We are thrilled to have celebrated our 3rd annual Medicine Recycling Drive in partnership with NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and his team. At the symbolic NYC AIDS Memorial Park, right across where the iconic St. Vincent’s Hospital used to be, our team and members from the Council Speaker’s office were joined by dozens of…

The 20th Edition of the My Hero Gala officially has a date!

After 2 years without an in-person celebration to mark our main fundraising event of the year, we officially announce May 3rd, 2022 as the date for the long awaited My Hero Gala. The upcoming edition will also serve as AID FOR AIDS official celebration of its 25th anniversary, a milestone made possible by the support…

AID FOR AIDS hosts YPO visit in Cucuta, Colombia to draw attention to the Refugee Crisis

This past November our Executive Director, Jesus Aguais and  members of our AID FOR AIDS Colombia team hosted the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) in a visit to our Cucuta location Highlights of the trip included a private reception with Colombian President, Ivan Duque, and a tour of the Caminantes Route in the Paramo de Berlin.…

AFA Venezuela: Medical Training and Healing Venezuela

Our office in Venezuela is very active, especially delivering milk formulas to beneficiaries of the Healing Venezuela program, through which we have fed more than 2,000 babies to date, infants who cannot or should not be breastfeed due to their mothers’ health condition, orphaned and/or abandones babies. Conditions in the country are extremely complex, due…

AID FOR AIDS Promotes Sustainability and Good Hygiene in Education

Over the past year, AID FOR AIDS Panama had been working with the Panamanian Ministry of Education and UNESCO on the development of an educational guide to promote sustainability, good hygiene and health practices in school and educational environments. We’re proud to announce that the guide has already been published and is currently being used…

25 years of our HIV Medicine Recycling Program!

This year marks not only the 25th anniversary of AID FOR AIDS, but also of its pioneering HIV Medicine Recycling Program that helped launch the organization. The last year has been though, with the COVID-19 pandemic heavily reducing medicine donations. However, our team stands strong! Having recycled $160 million worth of medication and provided access…

The Stark Reality of Punished Pride: LGBTQ+ people in Latin America and the Caribbean

Every June, social networks, media and other platforms join the crusade in defense of equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community around the world, celebrating and recognizing diversity. In the Dominican Republic, although each year more allies and people join the movement willing to support freedom of self-expression; in reality,  openly expressing a sexual orientation or…

Celebrating Pride Month: I’m Just Like You Campaign

This year, AID FOR AIDS is commemorating PRIDE month with «I’m just like you», a social media campaign aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community and people with HIV. Created by Taller 5 and Versagil, the campaign is also sponsored by Colombia’s GSK and ViiV Laboratory. You can see the campaign on our social…

New HIV testing and Prevention Outreach in NYC for Summer 2021!

As mentioned in our March Newsletter, the city has begun to reopen and so have in-person activities for our Community Outreach Program. So far this year, we have carried out HIV testing and prevention workshops at Betances Health Center in Brooklyn, Mixteca Organization and the Mexican Consulate’s Ventanilla de Salud. As for the upcoming months,…

AID FOR AIDS launches “El Observatorio Migrante”

AID FOR AIDS is thrilled to present its most recent project in Latin America: El Observatorio Migrante (The Migrant’s Observatory), an initiative born out of the need to inform, monitor and influence change in all matters related to the current migration crisis in Latin America.   The Observatorio Migrante, inspired in the well-known Observatorio Latino…