Las Vegas, NV — CARF International announced that Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) has been accredited for a period of three years for its unwavering commitment to providing those affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada with educational programs and life-changing CARE services.

This is the first accreditation that CARF has awarded to AFAN and they will be one of only three organizations in Las Vegas that have received this prestigious accreditation. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

Founded in 1966, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, now known as CARF, establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

AFAN has been providing HIV services in the Clark County area since 1984. The nonprofit still upholds its mission of providing support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS while working to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.