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.
Administrative office Address: 131 Varick St. Suite 1011. New York, NY. 10013. Phone number: (212) 337-8043 Fax: (212) 337-8045
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
Efrén Olivares Development Lead: HIV Medicine Recycling Program EOlivares@aidforaids.org
Leonardo Klie Coordinator: HIV Medicine Recycling Program LKlie@aidforaids.org
Alicia Molina Project Manager & Government Affairs Specialist AMolina@aidforaids.org