MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION
The mission of Maui AIDS Foundation is to promote the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community.
With over 480 diagnosed HIV positive people living on Maui, Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is the only comprehensive HIV/AIDS organization in Maui County providing assistance with services including linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, financial housing assistance, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. MAF also provides educational programs to inform the community about HIV/AIDS, its transmission, prevention and the impact on the residents of Maui County, as well as free HIV, Hep-C, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing and Safe Sex Kits (SSK’s).
Maui AIDS Foundation provides:
Free Rapid HIV, Hepatitis -C and Syphilis Screening
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Screening and Treatment
Safer Sex Kits
Medical Assistance Programs
Support & Empowerment Groups
Transgender Cultural Sensitivity Training
MAF COVID-19 UPDATES
We are here for you.
WE ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Hawai’i. To support public health surrounding COVID-19, MAF is adjusting current work plans based on guidance from the Hawaii State Department of Health, County of Maui and the Center for Disease Control. Effective immediately and until further notice, we are adopting the following protocols:
We put great and careful effort to implement proper guidelines for social distancing, sanitization and protective equipment. Testing services at our main office have been resumed as of 6/24/20 with proper precautions in place. Please contact us at 808-242-4900 for care coordination needs and immediate concerns, we are here to help.
All of MAF group activities are suspended until further notice (Groups include: Empower’d, HEARTS, Corrections Project, SISTAH, BRADDA and P4P)
All in-person educational trainings, groups and engagements are now virtual. Please contact the following MAF team members for schedules on virtual events:
P4P: Bryan Chin, DNP, APRN, FNP - Director of Clinical Services firstname.lastname@example.org/808-242-4900
H.E.A.R.T.S: Tiare Sua - H.E.A.R.T.S & PrEP Project Coordinator/ CTR/ CHW email@example.com/808-242-4900
EMPOWER'D: Victor Saplebweyar - Empower’d Coordinator/ STI Tester firstname.lastname@example.org/808-242-4900
All off-site testing (Lahaina, Kihei, Hana and Molokai) is suspended until further notice.
TO OUR CLIENTS: Please take a moment to read these important updates from our Director of Client Services, Amanda Ribao. CLICK HERE
WE ARE VERY GRATEFULLY ACCEPTING MONETARY DONATIONS TO OUR COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. IT WILL HELP OUR CLIENTS EXTENSIVELY THROUGH THIS TIME OF UNCERTAINTY AS A RESULT OF THIS PANDEMIC. We are full of appreciation for your support and compassion in response to the growing need for; increased food pantry and toiletries supply, dental care, mental health care, and housing assistance after job loss through a time of such profound economic challenge for all.
MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION IN STEADFAST SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER
Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) stands in steadfast support of Black Lives Matter and our shared pursuit of a more just society.
At MAF, our work is predicated on people entrusting us with their health, sexuality, and details of their personal lives. Every person who enters our doors must be confident they will be treated with the utmost care and respect. However, in our society, it is clear that Black people are often not afforded the same level of care and respect as others. For that reason, we echo the refrain being heard around the world: Black Lives Matter!
MAF has always strived to serve those who are marginalized within our community. Marginalization, violence, and every other form of injustice are antithetical to the dignity of human life and the bonds of a healthy, thriving, and inclusive community.
Therefore, we call upon every person across Hawai‘i and the world to affirm with us that #BlackLivesMatter and to ensure all members of our society can live their lives with equal respect and dignity so we may all thrive as individuals and communities. We will not standby silently while any member of our society is systematically deprived of justice.
UNDETECTABLE = UNTRANSMITTABLE
What is U=U?
U=U means “undetectable equals untransmittable.” More specifically, it means that people living with HIV who have an undetectable level of virus in their blood due to treatment are unable to transmit the virus to others.
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."