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Amigos Volunteers in Education and Services, Inc. (AVES). (Community Spotlight).

AVES works to empower communities by respecting differences in language, culture, and sexual identity. The organization is committed to stopping the spread of HIV and serving as a bridge to close gaps that impede access to care. The mission of AVES is to promote a healthy community through education, disease prevention, advocacy, and direct care to Latinos and other historically underserved populations. AVES offers or can arrange for the following services:

* Case management

* Mental health counseling

* HIV/AIDS primary health care (including obstetrical and gynecological care)

* Dental care

* Treatment education and advocacy

* AVES mobile testing sites

* Early intervention program

* Women's outreach services

* Home mentoring

* Recreational and social activities

Eligibility: To receive most services, individuals must be HIV positive or have AIDS, have an income at or less than 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, and reside within the Houston metropolitan area. Some fees may apply for services or testing.

Contact information:

AVES

4126 Southwest Freeway, Suite 1310 Houston, TX 77027

Phone: 713.626.2837 800.981.2837 (toll free)

The above information was accessed from the AVES website (www.aves-health.org) in February 2001.
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Publication:HIV Treatment: ALERTS!
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Date:Feb 1, 2001
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