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AID Atlanta, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Health, Public Health

Mission: AID Atlanta is a non-profit, community-based AIDS Service Organization serving individuals infected and affected by the AIDS epidemic.

We provide direct services to more than 7,800 people living with HIV/AIDS each year, helping to maintain quality of life through active case management and social support services.

Through our education efforts, we promote a simple message: early detection of HIV will ensure proactive management of the disease. We reach more than 75,000 individuals each year through group presentations, health fairs, InfoLine calls, and condom distribution.

Target demographics: provide education programs and support services for those affected by HIV/AIDS from education,testing, medical care, case management and behavioral health.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25,450 individuals

Geographic areas served: the 20 county metro Atlanta Area

Programs: AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency was founded as a “grass-roots” response to the devastating and fatal impact HIV/AIDS was having on the Atlanta community. AID Atlanta quickly began expanding to offer a broad range of services and has since grown to be the Southeast’s oldest, largest, most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization. The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its members and the community by breaking barriers and building community. Client programs and services account for 86% of our organizational expenses. AID Atlanta has proven itself the leader in the fight against the AIDS epidemic in metro Atlanta. HIV Prevention Education, Testing and Counseling (HIV And STD's), Case Management, Medical Care, Mental Health Services, Georgia HIV/AIDS Hotline

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff works tirelessly to deliver the best service to so many in need. Aid Atlanta provides much needed health care and case management for many disadvantaged Atlantans.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing agency. I'm a relatively new residents of Atlanta. As a volunteer, AID Atlanta has utilized me in so many worthy projects. The staff has made me feel at home here in Atlanta. I look forward to continuing my work with AID Atlanta.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with AID Atlanta for their "AIDS Walk Atlanta" event for more than a decade, and have nothing but good things to say about the dedication of their team and volunteers. This passionate team gets the crowd out and donating for a great cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with AID Atlanta and the AIDS Walk Atlanta 5k! AID Atlanta is a wonderful group of caring individuals who are passionate about the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mister Car Wash had an awesome experience volunteering with the AIDS Walk. The organizers were super helpful and we look forward to continuing the experience when we can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Aid Atlanta in Aids Walk Atlanta, almost every year since the very first walk in the early 90’s. This group is completely dedicated to their mission. As a volunteer, I’ve witnessed the passion and compassion of all their staff, in their work to overtake this disease, support and care for those who live with HIV, and educate the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a long time volunteer. AID Atlanta is full of compassionate and loving people who are passionate in helping and serving our community.

1 Reginald H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AID Atlanta is a great no -profit. I volunteered for AID Atlanta with family as grew up. As I became older, I continued that tradition and when I became HIV positive and didn’t have insurance, I knew exactly were to go. The help I received and the comfort provided could never be paid back and saved my life. I’ll always be grateful to AID Atlanta in what they’ve done for me and others.

1 David F.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for AID Atlanta for various events and had the opportunity to get to know some of the people behind the scenes and the professionalism and compassion these men and women have for the incredible work is clearly genuine and truly heart-felt. To everyone at AID Atlanta, I want to say "thank you".

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Truly amazing watching the professionals adapt to serving their clients and patients during this time of COVID19. Customer satisfaction and service is a priority for them.

1 Ravi B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Aid Atlanta does an amazing job helping the community! Many Atlanta members depend on this organization for their health and education as well as advocating for the needs of individuals who have HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Their staff is amazing and supportive! And their annual walk is always an amazing event that people look forward to all year.

1 Helena J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A GREAT ORGANIZATION! PROUD TO BE PART OF THE TEAM.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The first time I went to have an HIV test kf any kind was here. I was a nervous wreck walking in the door. Within minutes I was smiling, able to be myself, and was welcomed. They worked me through the process and even explained what would happen after the results. It was an open place where no matter what happened, they were ready with any result.
Since then I have worked with various fundraisers, etc and always feel welcome and respected as an individual

Client Served

Rating: 5

AID Atlanta is full of caring people doing great work! I routinely visit to receive my HIV testing. Over the years I have had the pleasure to volunteer at numerous events.

IgaBall

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have used the services of AID Atlanta for years, and I am so grateful to have them in the community. They are one of the only local organizations offering free HIV & STI testing and treatment, and that is such a valuable resource. The staff are always friendly and polite, and the location is very convenient and easy to access. I also really enjoy the on site pharmacy and ability to have my prescriptions mailed to me.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AID Atlanta has always been the city's leader in HIV/AIDS services. I am so grateful for the work that they do in the community - from their free HIV testing to their annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. They are truly for the community. I'm especially grateful that they were offering PrEP when no other local ASO was doing that - truly cutting edge!

Client Served

Rating: 1

Can you please stop calling me misinformation and wasting my time. You claim I had a physician appointment but when I had got there you you said I needed labs. I expressed my concerns assertively but I never once said anything unprofessional or insinuating threats of violence.

However I walked away to defuse my feelings of disappointment because I would of eventually took the labs. But this overtly gay black homosexual who must have mental ( cognitive dissonance) illness. Began making threats violence or at least insinuated. For instance, as I was walking away he made running gestures but I immediately turned around and got into a boxing stance. He walks away snapping his fingers (homosexual snap) and laughing if he was mentally challenged.

Moreover, the nurse I expressed my disappointment to, whisper to the individual who made insinuating threats of violence told him, yeah that’s right he doesn’t know who he talking too.

After that remark, which didn’t realize I heard, helped finalize my decision: I’m not doing labs and if you’re reading this, please don’t call me again. I don’t need your services. Besides I have comprehensive insurance. As I requested, before I left your organization, removed and deleted my information from your files.

You don’t want or respect me as a valued consumer, so I’m taking my business somewhere else.

God bless,

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing center, friendly staff and lots of community focused events and activities. Love the fact that they provide cost free std treatment to the community. Aid Atlanta is a blessing to Atlanta!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a proud longtime donor to AID Atlanta, giving my time and money. AID Atlanta is a great community partner and works with various organizations throughout the city to leverage the best outcomes for patients. Their AIDS Walk is a top notch event that brings thousands together to remember and rally.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a patient to this facility, I can tell the workers love their job and have a passion to want to help! From the second you walk in the receptionist is there with a smile and ready to help! The nurses and doctors really listen to what their patients have to say. They want you to be successful in your treatment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great people who truly believe in their organization and its cause

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered several times with AID Atlanta and have always had an fun time. It is amazing to reach out to the community and see the impact of the organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of getting to know this organization and what it does in the community. It is nothing short of miraculous. The compassion that is given to each person they help, I have witness first hand in my involvement. I have also been to a few events where some of these clients have shared their story about how grateful they were for this organization and the people in it. It is truly amazing.

Jill103

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a top-notch non-profit. I am involved in several non-profits around the Atlanta area and I can say that this is one that is run with HEART. Having been a Key Volunteer, a Team Captain, and a 5k Walker for their flagship event, the AWA5k, I can honestly say that this organization pays great attention to making sure that appreciation is shown to every one of their volunteers. I've also attended several of their networking/fundraising functions and each time you hear one of their teammates speak, you can tell that they are passionate about what they do and committed to the company for whom they work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with AID Atlanta for 9 years through AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run as well as being involved in round table discussions about how the agency can reach more clients and provide more services in the metro Atlanta area. Through the years I have seen their expansion and ability to provide additional services, and to service more clients infected by or affected by HIV/AIDS. I have personally recommended their services to friends and strangers and I was very pleased to hear of the outstanding service they received.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AID Atlanta has exceeded all of my expectations as a non profit agency helping people with HIV/AIDS. The staff is attentive, quick, and very easy to talk to. They also have an awesome education and prevention department! I will be recommending this clinic to my friends. Thank you AID Atlanta!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I became a client of AID Atlanta, shortly after being diagnosed with HIV. I had limited financial resources and was not sure what my next steps should be. I was assigned a case manager who was able to help me find medical care and some mental health counseling which I felt was needed. I worked with my case manager for a period of time until I was better and got my HIV under control. I thank him for following up several times with me to see how I was doing.

Steve45

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with AID Atlanta for many years as a volunteer and I am so very impressed with the passion, dedication and commitment of ALL the staff. But, what really tells the story of the amazing impact of their work is what I hear from the clients and individuals that utilize the services of AID Atlanta. Their raw and emotional testimony is so powerful of how the people and services at AID Atlanta has given them hope for a better tomorrow. They say, quite literally, that AID Atlanta has saved their lives. That's powerful and that's why I'm a volunteer and supporter.

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