The Antigua and Barbuda HIV/AIDS Network (ABHAN) has received a $4,000 contribution from American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine, which will increase services offered to the HIV/AIDS community of Antigua and Barbuda and expand ABHAN’s Peer/Buddy Program HIV Treatment Adherence Program (PBTAP).

The funds will also help support the upcoming training and workshop co-facilitated by ABHAN’s Founder and Executive Director Eleanor Fredrick and AUA’s Faculty Liaison Dr. Shane Bradley.

ABHAN is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and advocating for individuals infected by HIV and AIDS. PBTAP is a community-based, bio-psychosocial treatment and support program that coordinates community support services and medical care for people at risk of being infected and people living with HIV and AIDS.

Since 2009, this program has operated in partnership with AUA. Each semester, approximately 20 AUA students and 25 ABHAN members participate in the program.