Fundación BAI A.C. (Brazos Abiertos Yucatan)
Fundación BAI A.C. (Brazos Abiertos Yucatán) is…
A registered non-profit organization established in México since 2007. This organization is the entity which operates the “Brazos Abiertos Education & Prevention Center”.
Our mission is to empower the people of Yucatan, Mexico to respond to HIV/AIDS in order to live healthy lives. Brazos Abiertos means “open arms” in Spanish. Our vision for Brazos Abiertos is to be the catalyst for change where knowledge, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS replace fear, discrimination, prejudice, and death for those living with the disease.
-To decrease the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in Yucatan.
-To improve access to healthcare and improve the overall quality of life for those people already infected with HIV.
What we do...
-Conduct peer-to-peer HIV and Sex Education workshops in the Mayan villages
-Conduct and participate in health fairs and related campaigns
-Distribute free condoms and lubricants
-Offer free and confidential HIV testing
-Offer pre- and post-HIV test counseling
-Offer free linkage to care and monitoring
-Offer free one on one psychotherapy for those newly diagnosed
-Offer free nutrition consultations
-Hold psychotherapy sessions in our HIV+ Support Group
-Middle school and high school students and adults through our education program.
-General local population and high risk groups through our HIV testing program.
-Implement HIV/sex education curriculum in middle schools and high schools throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.
-Link HIV positive people to care within the local HIV treatment programs and monitor their state of health.
-Assist HIV positive people through our Psychotherapy, Nutrition & Support Group Programs.
-Provide feedback to State and local health authorities through our involvement in the COESIDA - YUCATAN committee.
-Local universities and organizations become more aware of the HIV issues facing the citizens of the Yucatan Peninsula.
-By working with elected officials and their local, state, and federal agencies to implement community health fairs.
We hope that you will help us spread the word about Brazos Abiertos! Please visit out website at www.fundacionbai.mx