Who Are We?
African American AIDS Task Force (AAATF) is an AIDS Service Organization that devotes 100% of its efforts to HIV/AIDS related activities. We work to ensure that our activities are devoted to advancing the agencies mission to "provide culturally appropriate HIV prevention, education and services to people of African decent (and others) who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS."
We believe that our ability to grow and evolve as an organization is in direct proportion to the quality of our connections to community and the people we serve. Experience has thought us that our ability to form the right connections helps engage individuals more holistically and contributes to ones overall health.
We do this through partnerships formed with clients, program participants, peer advocates (people living with HIV), community members, and leaders. Our primary goal is to meet the many needs of the people we serve in an environment that is welcoming, confidential, safe, and friendly.
AAATF PROGRAMS & SERVICES
- Medical Case Management
- 340B Pharmacy Program
- Medical Transportation
- Men’s Monthly Support Group “Brotherhood”
- Same Gender Loving African American & Latino Men’s Outreach/Early Intervention & Testing
- Health Education, Risk Reduction
- Women’s Support, Training, and Education “SIS” Sisters Inspiring Sisters
- Same Gender Loving African American Men’s Community Peer Outreach “BRO” Brothas Reaching OUT
- HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referrals
- Technical Assistance
Mission & History
Our mission is to provide culturally specific prevention, education and services to people of African descent (and others) who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
The African American AIDS Task Force (AAATF) was founded by African American community members who were concerned with the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on African American people living in Minnesota. Their goals were:
- To increase the availability of culturally specific service providers to address the needs of African American people who were living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
- To empower communities to "help themselves".
Incorporated in 1994 on World AIDS Day, the African American AIDS Task Force has served thousands of Minnesotans since then its inception. Learn more.
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