Our Mission Statement:
AFAN is committed to a system that nurtures personal growth and dignity of persons served, which is emphasized during orientation, ongoing staff trainings and the culture of our organization.
Services to Our Community
AFAN’s services are designed to foster a client’s sense of pride, independence and self-empowerment. Everyone has a different starting point. Some clients may need more services than others. We assess client’s needs and based on eligibility, connect them with Read more →
AFAN’s Not to Be Missed Events
We have multiple events each year to meet all interests and you’re invited!
From the over-the-top Black and White Party, to the AIDS Walk and our annual Kid’s Holiday Toy Drive.
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How You Can Get Involved
There are numerous ways you can get involved and help AFAN achieve its goals. We have a variety of special events that appeal to just about every interest, awesome volunteer opportunities as a Friend of AFAN, corporate sponsorships and even support for the kids of our clients.
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Ryan White Part A
Our Medical Case Managers and clients work together to develop a comprehensive service plan specific to each client’s unique circumstances. Service plans are intended to address the client as a whole, including medical and medication needs, mental health, finances, housing stability, support system, medical transportation and other areas as determined. AFAN’s Medical Case Management team works closely with other AIDS Read more…
For clients who are Ryan White Part A eligible we provide transportation assistance for their medical and/or social support service appointments. Medical transportation assistance can be in the form of a daily bus pass or taxi ride. Read more…
Specially trained staff will administer the tests in a private and confidential setting through the same technology the health district uses, an HIV rapid screening test using a finger prick blood sample, with results in less than 20 minutes. Testing is available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary and anyone over the age of 13 is welcome to be tested. Staff is available to provide assistance in English and Spanish and AFAN’s case managers can provide subsequent counseling and other support services.
Did You Know?
- AFAN has been providing services to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS for over 30 years. AFAN is the largest AIDS Service Organization in Nevada.
- AFAN has approximately 1,100 registered clients and assists with guidance to many more.
- AFAN has two of the most significant fundraising events for AIDS in Nevada; AIDS Walk Las Vegas and the Black & White Party.
- AFAN has been recognized by the U.S. Congress, Nevada’s Governor, and the Nevada State Assembly for its continued efforts and advocacy in the HIV/AIDS community and for educating the population about this vitally important work.