AID Atlanta, Inc.
- Children & Youth
Location1605 Peachtree St NEAtlanta, GA 30309 United States
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
AID Atlanta, Inc., founded in 1982, began as a grassroots organization with a small group of volunteers who, in response to the national HIV/AIDS epidemic first reported in San Francisco, went into action educating gay men in the Atlanta area about prevention and assisting with accessing medical care. Continuing to fight the epidemic 40 years later, AID Atlanta, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public organization that provides HIV testing, counseling and prevention, and linkage services to high risk HIV negative and HIV Positive individuals living within the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Atlanta, Georgia. 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. This mission is accomplished through direct client services, a primary health care clinic and HIV prevention education. This mission is shown through HIV testing and prevention services including outreach to heavily burdened communities and is done in a manner that is meaningful and impactful to the communities being targeted. AID Atlanta is committed to providing any prevention tool to the target population that needs it most. The effort to reduce the risks will be enhanced by offering PrEP, nPEP, STI screenings. By striving to provide a community dialogue about PrEP and STI services, AID Atlanta will increase awareness and decrease misinformation and judgement, resulting in the target population becoming better informed of all prevention tools, including condoms, PrEP, and nPEP.