AFA Venezuela was founded in 1996, with the donation of ARVs from the headquarters of AID FOR AIDS in New York City to Venezuelans with HIV.
The progressive increase of applications demanded in 1998 the official establishment of AID FOR AIDS Venezuela, establishing itself as the first office in Latin America.
The inherent needs of this health situation, determined in 2000 the opening of the comprehensive care program for children and adolescents with HIV.
In 2004, the program How Much Do You Know? was createad.
Programs in our AID FOR AIDS Venezuela office
Access to treatment program
It facilitates access to treatment to people with HIV who do not have access and those who resist the treatment scheme offered by the Ministry of Health, offering new therapeutic alternatives in agreement with the treating doctor, in order to guarantee the follow-up and monitoring.
Since 2014, AID FOR AIDS Venezuela grants ART to people with HIV nationwide at times of shortages in the country.
“How Much Do You Know?” program
The “How Much Do You Know?” program offers training to teachers who educate children and young people in educational institutions, health professionals, companies and organizations, people with HIV and their families, and the general public by empowering them with clear, correct and udpated information about HIV, contemplating the development of life skills, proposed by the World Health Organization, to promote the eradication of stigma and discrimination against people with HIV.
This is achieved by incorporating Neurolinguistic Programming techniques that update false beliefs and use an inclusive language. By incorporating these skills and knowledge in their daily lives, people are empowered to take care of their health, achieving a better quality of life and appreciating the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Access to treatment program (2004-2017)
70 people with HIV have received free antiretroviral treatment, delivered monthly.
1,139 people receiving antiretroviral treatment from July 2017 to June 2018, due to shortage of medicines in Venezuela.
“How Much Do You Know?” program (2004-2017)
1,154 trained teachers
100 trained health professionals
11,540 trained children.
3,009 young peer-to-peer agents
105,390 children and adolescents have received education and training regarding life and development skills
860 educational facilities reached
737 public instititutions and 123 private institutions