AFA Colombia performing HIV testing

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,…

Jesús Aguais in a field trip in Cucuta, Colombia

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…