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 HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. 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 HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome primary health care (including obstetrical obstetrical, obstetric
pertaining to or emanating from obstetrics.
an anesthetic procedure designed especially for patients undergoing cesarean operation or intrauterine manipulation of the fetus. and gynecological gynecological /gy·ne·co·log·i·cal/ (-kah-loj´i-k'l) gynecologic. care)
* Dental care
* Treatment education and advocacy
* AVES mobile testing sites
* Early intervention ear·ly intervention
n. Abbr. EI
A process of assessment and therapy provided to children, especially those younger than age 6, to facilitate normal cognitive and emotional development and to prevent developmental disability or delay. 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.
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.