Founded in 1986, Bronx AIDS Services (BAS) is a not-for-profit community-based organization that helps more than 8,000 Bronx residents each year with services and programs that touch people who are living with HIV/AIDS, people who think they might have been exposed to HIV, and those who are at high risk of exposure to the virus.
BAS Programs at a Glance:
. counseling and testing services, with referrals and connection to care
. group and individual prevention and support programs for English and Spanish-speaking men and women
. education, prevention and support programs for adolescents and young adults
. street outreach and HIV testing for hard-to-reach and special populations via three mobile units
. nutrition education and counseling
. monthly and emergency pantry food bags to people who are living with HIV/AIDS
. free legal services, including legal advice and representation for survivors of domestic violence who are living with HIV/AIDS
. individual case management support services for people with HIV and AIDS
. primary care medical services in collaboration with VidaCare Health Plan
The BAS Mission
We are committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Our Mission is to deliver consumer-centered service to people with HIV/AIDS, to people at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, and to people affected by HIV/AIDS. We do this through education, advocacy, outreach, direct services, prevention programs and connecting people to care.