A virtual event in honor and remembrance
World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.
Join us for a special look inside the mission of Maui AIDS Foundation, the epidemic in Maui County, and the ways we focus on making a difference to end HIV. It is a day to remember and honor those
living with strength and those we have lost.
Mahalo nui loa for joining us today!
For those of you who were unable to join us, we will be posting our World AIDS Day event here soon.
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.
The mission of Maui AIDS Foundation is to promote the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community.
Founded in 1986, Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) health and social service organization focused on promoting the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community. MAF is the only AIDS service organization serving Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. MAF provides direct services that include linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. MAF also provides comprehensive educational and testing programs. These preventative programs provide information, preventative tools and testing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, Hepatitis-C (HCV) and Syphilis. Maui AIDS Foundation has provided these vital services free of cost to the community of Maui County.
Maui AIDS Foundation provides all of the following services FREE to the community:
On-site food pantry
Linkage to medical care and medications
Onsite Medicaid enrollment
Linkage to dental care
Prevention and education
Free HIV/HCV/STI Testing and treatment
Harm reduction through prevention services
Linkage to mental health services and suicide prevention
HIV 101 and cultural competency trainings (including Maui Police Department and other community partners)
Referral system for victims of domestic violence
Free testing and education for inmates in MCCC, Maui Community Correctional Center
A Partner of the Ma'i Movement Hawaii providing sanitary products for those in need (LEARN MORE)
Collaboration with Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) for administration of Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
Naloxone training for opioid overdose
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Mahalo nui loa
for all of your support on Giving Tuesday!
Your generosity will impact our Empower'd youth and Maui community in countless ways!
Maui AIDS Foundation is now hiring!
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In Memory and Honor
JADE takemi MONDEN
AUGUST 12, 1965 - NOVEMBER 4, 2021
Jade will always remain an invaluable gift to our MAF clients. Her dedication and compassion for them was beyond compare. Even in the midst of her own health struggles, they were a top priority and concern. She always wanted to make sure they were taken care of and given the very best o everything. Her legacy will live through all of the beautiful, heartfelt, loving, compassionate work she did for her clients and MAF
Jade's sense of humor and ability to use this humor proved to be a bright light among many. She had the ability to laugh and make others laugh no matter what challenges she faced. She understood life in ways that are rare and ways that influence others forever. She was an angel on this earth. Her heart was not only made of gold, but it was one of the most genuine and compassionate. She understood what is truly important in this life. She put her heart, time, soul and joy into these things. Jade was joy. She was light. She was unwavering strength. She was influential. intelligent, talented, and compassionate beyond compare. Jade was an extremely talented and gifted artist, her pieces and rare creativity emulate who she was and will remain part of her legacy.
Jade was a stellar, loving , and loyal friend. She was an incredible Case Manager. She was the kind of person others aspire to be, to face challenge with such bravery and to spread love in grand ways. Jade's heart was indisputable. Her energy was graceful and calm. She brought peace to all who were so lucky to love her. We learned so much from Jade and her bright, extraordinary soul. She was such a light, love, aloha and hope to others.
Much love, light and aloha from the MAF ohana to Jade's wife, Audrey, her sister, Linda, the rest of her her ohana, and friends that loved her so much
IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE
After a lot of thought, we regret to announce the tough decision to postpone our NOVEMBER 13, 2021 event to a later date.
We are focused on making the event the best we can for all. We feel it is best for the event to take place at a time that can better accommodate larger community gatherings.
Stay tuned! There is dancing and fun with MAF in your future! We so greatly appreciate your understanding, patience and those who responded in excitement! We will be announcing a new date as soon as possible and look forward to having you with us!
MauiAF Store Now Open!
We are so excited about the MauiAF store launch! We have a selection of t-shirts, masks, hats, totes, and more! By purchasing these items you are benefiting all the work that MAF does for our community through case management and prevention services. We wouldn’t be here without YOU!
PREMIER ISSUE LAUNCHED!
AFFIRM Magazine’s purpose is to share the true rooted
stories of Transgender and Non-Binary people, both
from afar and locally.
We are so excited to partner with Ma'i Movement Hawai'i @maimovementhawaii
Ma'i Movement Hawai'i is a locally grown grassroots organization run by Native Hawaiian sisters that's committed to ending period poverty, or the inability to get period products like pads and tampons. All donations raised on each island goes into a community to distribute period products right back into the lāhui to those that need it most. Donations requested: Regular pads, Overnight pads, Tampons, Pantiliners. Please make sure the donations are individually wrapped! We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Feel free to drop your donations anytime! Let’s #endperiodpoverty
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.
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."