I can apply some of the lessons I have learned from the response to HIV to the current pandemic: we have to open our minds and understand that taking care of ourselves also means taking care of others. Masks are to COVID-19 what condoms are for HIV. Click here to read more.
Our work in New York City
New York City has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Latino, African American and LGBTQ communities bearing much of its impact. For that reason, at AID FOR AIDS we have been working hard to respond and support immigrants in the city. Click here to read more.
AID FOR AIDS and the International Organization for Migration are working together to support Venezuelan migrants in Colombia
AID FOR AIDS has been working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on a project that aims to strengthen the response to HIV by focusing on Venezuelan migrants and Colombian returnees in the Maicao, Soledad and Valledupar regions of Colombia. Click here to read more.
June 30, 2020: Our lastest updates to catch up with you!
Letter from the Executive Director
At AFA we believe in the potential that each one of us has to become leaders of change, and we encourage our community to be a part of this process of introspection that begins with seeing a broader, more diverse and inclusive world. We hope this internal process will lead to visible outcomes in a more respectful and tolerant society. Click here to read more.
COVID-19 impact on food insecurity and AID FOR LIFE’s nutritional program
COVID-19 has generated much more than a public health crisis, unleashing economic consequences that have especially affected those who do not have regular incomes and depend on the informal economy, which represents a large part of the population in Latin America. Click here to read more.
AID FOR AIDS and AID FOR LIFE develop innovative solutions to continue providing access to health services to vulnerable population in Latin America
At AFA, we continue to provide antiretroviral treatment to our beneficiaries in the region, and we are working on the development of a mobile telemedicine application in order to provide a free and reliable health services to the most vulnerable migrants and communities. Click here to read more.
Access to treatment and HIV Medicine Recycling in times of COVID-19
AID FOR AIDS and AID FOR LIFE have had to adapt to the social distancing measures and the current context in the midst of the global pandemic of COVID-19. Click here to read more.
AID FOR AIDS at the 23rd International AIDS Conference
AID FOR AIDS will take part in this year’s conference through the exhibition of three digital posters, each exposing different findings related to innovative and effective programs that aim to diminish the impact of HIV in Latin America. Click here to read more.
Brighter times ahead!
AID FOR AIDS and AID FOR LIFE have a lot to celebrate this year and we look forward to the chance of toasting our achievements with you. Click here to read more.
December 3, 2019: Here are our latest news!
Letter from the Executive Director
We, at AID FOR AIDS, remain committed to creating innovative models to bring aid into developing countries and currently focus our efforts in assisting the complex humanitarian emergency in Venezuela. Click here to read more.
My Hero Gala 2019
This year and for the very first time, our My Hero Gala was entirely focused on a country, by be celebrating the heroes who have made extraordinary contributions to alleviate the complex humanitarian emergency in Venezuela. Click here to read more.
My Hero Bash – a blast for millennials
AID FOR LIFE e joined forces with Alimenta Venezuela in a new endeavor designed to create awareness and raise funds for our Healing Venezuela Program: our first ever My Hero Bash! Click here to read more.
Healing Venezuela reaches 17 states in Venezuela
Most recently and thanks to corporations such as Globant and the support of more than 300 personalities that have shared the “Echarle Pichón Challenge”, we are feeding 1,300 babies with our program. Click here to read more.
AID FOR LIFE expands the scope of its Healing Venezuela program
The project seeks to fulfill the nutritional needs of children in Venezuela, ensuring their healthy brain development and growth. Recent estimations signal more than 1,300,000 children in Venezuela are currently living with malnutrition. Click here to read more.
Medicine recycling drive for New Yorkers
AID FOR AIDS and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson will be hosting a Medicine Recycling Drive as way to commemorate World AIDS Awareness Month this upcoming Saturday, December 7th from 11 AM to 3 PM at AIDS Memorial Park. AID FOR AIDS and Council Speaker Corey Johnson encourage New Yorkers to bring any and all of their unused and unexpired medicine to the medicine drive. This medicine will be used to help save lives for people in developing countries who do not access to treatment. Click here to read more.
Inauguration of the specialized medical center Tu Salud
This health center seeks to promote, protect and maintain the health and wellbeing of the Dominican people by overseeing other health conditions beyond HIV. Click here to read more.
Complex humanitarian emergency in Venezuela
The Executive Director of AID FOR AIDS (AFA), Jesús Aguais, explained that in the midst of the crisis currently involving Venezuela, health is one of the most affected sectors, specifically people with HIV. “An estimated 10,000 Venezuelans with HIV have left the country, and this also collapses the region. Click here to read more.
June 6, 2019: We have news for you!
Letter from the Executive Director
As always, our hearts are with Venezuela whether it is bringing infant formula to Venezuelan babies currently facing staggering levels of infant malnutrition and infant mortality or through our innovative set-up of a crisis relief initiative that led us to become the largest source of antiretrovirals to people with HIV as well as other life-saving medicines for conditions including malaria. Click here to read more.
AID FOR AIDS welcomes AID FOR LIFE
At AID FOR AIDS, our efforts to prevent infant malnutrition in Venezuela have led us to open a sister organization, AID FOR LIFE International, born with the purpose of expanding our support for vulnerable populations to include malnourished babies and individuals with other chronic illnesses besides HIV. Click here to read more.
AID FOR AIDS’ work in New York City
For three years, AID FOR AIDS has received a grant from the New York City Council under the Ending the Epidemic Initiative. This has allowed us to conduct more than 100 HIV tests since January 2019. Click here to read more.
AFA launches new campaign “Every Pill Counts”
Earlier this year, AFA launched a new promotional campaign for our HIV Medicine Recycling Program titled “Every Pill Counts.”
The “Every Pill Counts” campaign presents testimonials from people with HIV who call on others “not to flush” their unused, unexpired HIV medicine because this medicine can be “donated and save lives” around the globe. Click here to read more.
AID FOR AIDS’ response to the crisis in Venezuela
Since 2016, we have dedicated a large part of our efforts to responding to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Thanks to strategic alliances with UNAIDS, PAHO, ViiV Healthcare, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences, and the Venezuelan Network of Positive People, we significantly reduced the impact of the shortage of HIV and malaria medicine in Venezuela in 2018. Click here to read more.
AID FOR AIDS expands its reach and help Venezuelans LatAm
Since the start of 2019, we have expanded AID FOR AIDS’ response to the health and humanitarian crisis and the regional migration crisis it has caused. We have done this by procuring and distributing medication to Venezuelan migrants with HIV in Colombia and Ecuador. Click here to read more.