Since 1996, the AID FOR AIDS (AFA) HIV Medicine Recycling Program has been a pioneering and essential program that collects unused and unexpired HIV medicine in the US to recycle and redistribute it to people with HIV in the developing world with no access to treatment. To date, AID FOR AIDS has provided medication to over 20,000 people with HIV in 70 around the world.
More than 37 million people around the world have HIV and over 40% still lack access to treatment. Pass on your unused and unexpired ARVs and help them live a happy and healthy life!
Collect your unused and unexpired HIV medication. Remove the names and addresses of all individuals from prescription bottles and remember to always leave the name of the medicine and expiration date visible.
Place all pill bottles in a sealable plastic bag, and place the bag inside a padded envelope or cardboard box. All pill bottles should be securely closed. Please do not send any loose capsules or tablets.
Ship your medication directly to our office at: 131 Varick Street, Suite 1006, New York, NY 10013
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AFA currently offers antiretroviral (ART) treatment to more than 550 people with HIV (mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean) who would not otherwise have access to treatment.
All donated medicines are sent directly to people with HIV and/or their healthcare providers in their countries. AID FOR AIDS has established ongoing relationships with both doctors and people with HIV in order to ensure proper use and continuity of care.
We collect and recycle all antiretrovirals in both adult and pediatric formulas and dosages. We also collect and welcome donations of medicines to prevent and treat HIV-related opportunistic infections (“OIs”), such as antibiotics, antifungals, and other antivirals (e.g., for herpes infections). We welcome medicines used for HIV wasting disease and for side-effects management (e.g., for peripheral neuropathy, lipid lowering drugs) and medicines for any HIV co-morbid conditions including hepatitis C, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, etc.
All donated medications are distributed outside the United States as humanitarian aid. For more information, see the World Health Organization’s “Guideline for Drug Donations” at: Department of Essential Drugs and Other Medicines, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
No, it is currently AFA’s policy not to accept medicines past their expiration date
To comply with applicable legal structures and to respect the confidentiality of people with HIV, we kindly request that you remove the names and addresses of all individuals from prescription bottles.
Two of the protease inhibitors require refrigeration:
Aptivus 250mg (tipranavir)
Norvir (ritonavir) capsules
The following are medications that require refrigeration that are not protease inhibitors:
If you have additional questions about how to make your donation, please email us at Lklie@aidforaids.org