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More than 34% of Venezuelan children under five are malnourished

More than 34% of Venezuelan children under five are malnourished Recently, Dr. Huniades Urbina Medina, Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine in Venezuela, discussed with AID FOR AIDS the results of a 2021 study of malnutrition in children in Venezuela, whose data were collected in 2020. He stated that, since the year 2016, in…

My Hero Gala’s Daniela and Bernard Chappard Award honoree announced: Azul Positivo

AID FOR AIDS International recognizes the work of Azul Positivo through the Bernard and Daniela Chappard Award for HIV Prevention Azul Positivo, a Venezuelan-based nonprofit that works to educate and raise awareness of HIV prevention, will receive this year’s Daniela and Bernard Chappard Award for HIV Prevention for their work in Venezuela. A selection committee, made up…

My Hero Gala Honoree Announced: Michael Weinstein

Michael Weinstein, Founder and President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will be receiving the 2022 My Hero Award in recognition of his leadership of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and their work in providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to people with HIV around the world.   AHF’s efforts have been pivotal in raising awareness and increasing…

AID FOR AIDS partners with ICAP at Columbia University and the CDC to provide HIV care to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia and Peru

Venezuela’s political and economic crisis has led to the largest recorded number of displaced people in Latin America, with over six million Venezuelans estimated to have fled their country as of 2022.   The deterioration of the Venezuelan healthcare system has especially exposed people with HIV to vulnerable conditions, including widespread shortages of HIV medications,…

Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia, to be honored at this year’s My Hero Gala

This year’s edition of the My Hero Gala will honor Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia, in recognition of his administration’s efforts in responding to the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis in the country.   President Duque was the first national leader to approve a Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans, thus providing a legal solution for 1.7…

Only 26% of Latinxs in NYC have received a COVID-19 Booster Shot

Official data shared earlier this month highlights the need to continue promoting mass vaccination and the wide disparities regarding  access to healthcare services in the city. As of March 2022, only 26% of Latinxs and Hispanics living in New York City had received a booster shot, with boroughs like The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island…

AID FOR AIDS in El Español: Jesús Aguais, the Venezuelan who recycles AIDS medicine from NY: “There should be no one with HIV”

His NGO, AID FOR AIDS, has been working since 1996 to provide access to the most vulnerable population, especially in Latin America, to antiretrovirals that allow a person with HIV to lead a normal life.   Jesús Aguais left his native Venezuela behind to land in New York in 1989. At just over 20 years…

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.…