Mission: Aid for aids international, inc. (afa)is committed to improve
Programs: Aid for aids international (afai) was founded to improve the quality of life of people living with hiv/aids (plwhas) in developing countries and who are immigrants to the united states of america. The organization's first and largest services is its aids treatment access program (atap) which is designed to provide free antiretroviral (arv) therapy to plwhas in developing countries who do not have access to health care coverage and cannot afford the cost of their treatment around the world. It also provides them, as well as their health care providers, hiv/aids treatment planning and medication resource management. Atap also provides counseling and adherence training to each one of its beneficiaries and continuing educational support to the patient's physician. In the past year, afai delivered $4. 8 million in medication to plwhas in 37 countries including providing a year's supply of arv to 1,500 people in the dominican republic. Afai has been able to expand its drop-off box network; in partnership with bio scrip, afai has added 7 more drop-off locations on the east coast. Other achievements include training over 8,000 peer educators who are youths trained to teach healthcare messages to their peers. These youths have been able to reach over 150,000 adolescents. Afai also provides social services to immigrants living with hiv or aids in new york to acquire supportive/ social services in order to improve their quality of life. The organization enrolled 125 new clients as well as served 348 current clients.