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March 05, 2015

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Aid For AIDS of Nevada
701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV 89106


Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.


AFAN Programs and Services include:

**CLIENT SERVICES: AFAN's Case Managers are the first point of contact for clients in need of everything from emergency financial assistance, medical treatment, housing, food and counseling. Not only do Case Managers guide clients to the services they need, but they also consult with social workers, primary care givers, nurses and mental health therapists in order to develop wellness plans specific to each client's unique circumstances.

**MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: AFAN was selected by Clark County to administer medical eligibility for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and the Health Insurance Program (HIP). AFAN's eligibility specialists identify and assist clients with receiving vital medication and health insurance through the administration of these programs.

**EDUCATION: AFAN's staff of well-trained HIV prevention specialists conducts outreach efforts targeting high-risk groups. The education outreach program includes Project UpFront, which is a group of HIV+ speakers who disperse prevention messages throughout the community. The education department also offers Healthy Relationships, which is an intimate skill building group for men and women living with HIV.

**NEW PROGRAMS: AFAN's new programs include the Parent-and-Me Housing program as well as the BUDDY Program. Parent-and-Me Housing provides comprehensive care programs for pregnant women, HIV-positive parents and their children including housing and transportation assistance as well as life skills education. Led by a group of volunteers, the BUDDY Program offers one-on-one emotional support for men, women and children living with HIV by providing: weekly phone calls and visits, transportation to and from medical and social appointments, assistance in caring for pets as well as interaction with AFAN's trained therapy dogs and cleaning services for high medical acuity clients.

You Can Help by Providing Goods

We need children's clothes and supplies for back to school and summer camp as well as toys and games for our holiday toy drive.

You Can Help by Volunteering

We need volunteers to assist with wrapping gifts and toys for the annual toy drive, participate in the BUDDY Program by visiting clients and assisting in pet care and special events including AIDS Walk, Black and White Party and World AIDS Day.

You Can Help by Offering Your Services

Legal advice and services as well as financial training.

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