Maui AIDS Foundation

Maui AIDS Foundation

​Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is a nonprofit health and social service organization promoting the sexual health of our community for over 35 years. MAF provides these vital services free of cost; Food pantry Housing assistance Linkage to medical care / medications /dental care Medicaid enrollment Prevention education LGTBQ youth /

Maui AIDS Foundation

​Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is a nonprofit health and social service organization promoting the sexual health of our community for over 35 years. MAF provides these vital services free of cost; Food pantry Housing assistance Linkage to medical care / medications /dental care Medicaid enrollment Prevention education LGTBQ youth / adult / family support groups HIV/HCV/STI testing and treatment Mental health services / suicide prevention Outreach in trans methadone and substance abuse clinics Naloxone substance abuse program Maui Police Department trainings Referrals for victims of domestic violence Testing / training for inmates, Maui Correctional Center Hepatitis A / B vaccinations

About the Organization:

​Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is a nonprofit health and social service organization promoting the sexual health of our community for over 35 years. MAF provides these vital services free of cost; Food pantry Housing assistance Linkage to medical care / medications /dental care Medicaid enrollment Prevention education LGTBQ youth / adult / family support groups HIV/HCV/STI testing and treatment Mental health services / suicide prevention Outreach in trans methadone and substance abuse clinics Naloxone substance abuse program Maui Police Department trainings Referrals for victims of domestic violence Testing / training for inmates, Maui Correctional Center Hepatitis A / B vaccinations

organizational budget

$1 MILLION - $2 MILLION

existence for

31+ YEARS

The Issue:

Maui County has unique challenges not faced by other rural communities. The community is impacted by a variety of factors; most notably Maui County is considered a medically under-served area by the Health Resources and Services Administration (2018). In recognizing this disparity and the impact it has on our efforts to reduce HIV, HCV and other STIs and providing proper medical services, the M HIV/HCV/STI Testing and Linkage to Care program aims to provide services to help alleviate those barriers and increase access to care. The Banyan Tree Project reports estimates 1 out of 3 Native Hawaiian Asian Pacific Islanders (NHAPI) who are infected with HIV do not know it. Over 50% of Hawaii’s residents identify as solely or partially NHAPI compared with the 0.4% in the general U.S. population. Maui County being a medically under-served area presents varying challenges for individuals to access testing, treatment and linkage to care.

The Solution:

MAF’s HIV/HCV/STI Testing and Linkage to Care program is designed to prevent the spread of HIV and HCV, and stop the continued rise of STIs in Maui County. MAF will provide free comprehensive Rapid HIV, HCV and Syphilis testing to individuals who are assessed to be at-risk for infection throughout Maui County. Individuals identified as positive for HIV and/or HCV will be linked to a variety of services to help with their sexual health and well-being such as: further STI testing, harm reduction, shelter, mental health services, and substance abuse program referrals. HIV-Positive individuals will be enrolled in supportive care or MAF Case Management. All testing procedures will include sexual health harm reduction counseling which includes education on safer safer sex practices, developing a plan to reduce potential risk of STI transmission for self and others and referrals to community partners.

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