Northeast Florida AIDS Network (NFAN) was established in 1989 as a regional community based organization responsible for the planning and coordination of HIV/AIDS services in northeast Florida. Today, NFAN is the longest standing community based AIDS services organization in northeast Florida. Our mission is to provide compassionate leadership, services, and advocacy in meeting the prevention, health, spiritual, and social needs of individuals, families, and communities.
NFAN provides HIV prevention and education, HIV counseling, case management, social services, advocacy, housing assistance, and volunteer opportunities. Direct social services include a food bank, support groups, and transportation. Through the coordination of care, NFANâ€™s case management staff provides needed linkage and support services to those living with HIV/AIDS, their families and caregivers. The AIDS Insurance Continuation Program provides payment of insurance premiums, insurance co-pays, and deductibles to ensure private insurance is maintained. Support groups are provided for men and women. Staff and volunteers serve the communities of northeast Florida in Duval, Baker, St. Johns, Nassau, and Clay counties. The AICP also serves Volusia and Flagler counties.
As a private not for profit 501( c ) ( 3 ) charitable organization, NFAN engages in various fundraising and donor solicitations in order to provide the needed services to those living with HIV/AIDS and their families. As long as there is a need, NFAN is committed to our mission and stands ready to serve the community.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.
Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
Although T1D is a serious and difficult disease, treatment options are improving all the time, and people with T1D can lead full and active lives. JDRF is driving research to progressively remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives until we ultimately achieve a world without T1D.