In 2001, AID FOR AIDS created a program to provide social and support services to immigrants with HIV in the New York Metropolitan Area through our office headquarters.

As the demand for such services increased over time, the local program expanded into a fully independent and free-standing office that houses a number of programs serving the local immigrant community in New York.

Today, AID FOR AIDS New York is divided into two main program areas: 1) Case management and 2) Outreach and HIV testing.

Programs in our AID FOR AIDS New York office

Case management program

Our case management program understands the difficulties immigrants encounter in adjusting to a new environment, language and culture, especially when dealing with health issues such as HIV.

Our case management program helps individuals cope with all of these issues in a confidential and non-judgmental environment, where they are able to receive the support necessary to overcome these barriers.

The model of the program is designed to help immigrants with HIV acquire supportive and social services in order to improve their overall quality of life.

Any immigrant, regardless of legal status, with HIV and residing in the New York Metropolitan Area may join the case management program.

Applications are handled by a specialized case management team. To learn more about how to enroll call us at (212) 337-8043, or email Oscar Peña at OPena@aidforaids.org.

Applications are available in English and Spanish.

 

Outreach and HIV testing program

AID FOR AIDS New York is also actively involved in community outreach and HIV testing and prevention with immigrants, since they are at higher risk than other populations of acquiring HIV.

Focused on the Latino community in New York, our Outreach and HIV Testing Program provides the necessary information about HIV, preventive methods and HIV Testing.

Outreach activities, including free and confidential HIV testing on and off-site, are conducted throughout the year in partnership with local organizations and Latin American consulates in New York.

In addition, AFA is committed to educating and training individuals to become peer educators in order to conduct HIV testing and prevention in their communities.

Contact information

Administrative office
Address: 131 Varick St. Suite 1006. New York, NY. 10013.
Phone number: (212) 337-8043
Fax: (212) 337-8045

 

Our staff

Jesús Aguais
Executive Director & Founder
JAguais@aidforaids.org

Jaime Valencia
Director of Operations
JValencia@aidforaids.org

Lupe Aguais
Director of Education Program
LAguais@aidforaids.org

Alicia Molina
Project Manager & Government Affairs Specialist
AMolina@aidforaids.org

Meudy Osío
Venezuelan Program Assistant
MOsio@aidforaids.org

Leonardo Klie
Coordinator: HIV Medicine Recycling Program
LKlie@aidforaids.org

Oscar Peña
Case Manager
OPena@aidforaids.org

Efrén Olivares
Development Lead: HIV Medicine Recycling Program
EOlivares@aidforaids.org

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To make a donation in New York

To make a donation, use one of these easy methods:

  • Online
  • By phone: (212) 337-8043 to provide payment information.
  • By mail sending checks payable to: AID FOR AIDS International. Address: 131 Varick Street. Suite 1006 New York, NY 10013