LA GENTE / YOU'VE COME TO
the right place.
The right time.
RIGHT PLACE & RIGHT TIME.
Testing positive for HIV often leaves a person overwhelmed with fear, questions, and concerns. It is important to know that HIV can be treated well with HIV medicines. HIV medication can help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives and reduce the risk of HIV transmission. And there are also breakthroughs to help prevent contracting HIV. So, there are many reasons for hope.
Servicios de La Raza is proud of the work our La Gente team does on a daily basis. The service they render are for some of our community’s population that is most in need. If you have questions for your self or a loved one we invite you to reach out to the experts at La Gente. La Gente is a bilingual client-centered services for people living with HIV (PLWH) who reside in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties. The program assists its participants to understand their diagnosis, gain and maintain access to medical care, treatment, emotional support and other resources that meet their needs so they may thrive with HIV. La Gente serves a wide range of PLWH including straight and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) men, women, and youth. The program offers Medical Case Management, Psychosocial Support Services, Medical Transportation Assistance, Free STI Testing Services and Free Safer-Sex Materials.
I'M NOT EVERY WOMAN
Servicios de La Raza is proud to have the La Gente team partner with such respected organizations like Aids United https://aidsunited.org/ and Vivent https://viventhealth.org/to address the rise of Latinas being impacted by the HIV virus in Colorado. I’m Not Every Woman acknowledges the trials and opportunities that confront every woman in different ways. However, the campaign also recognizes access to information and resources isn’t always equal. “You may see me like other women but I hope you see…that I’m unique and that I’M NOT EVERY WOMAN.”
Our intent is to help Latinas be aware that support is within reach. We welcome everyone to join the I’m Not Every Woman campaign—partners, corporate or nonprofit organizations and together we can beat HIV.
HIV IS STILL A THING
Our intent is to help Latinas be aware that support is within reach.
meet your la gente team
MANAGER OF HIV PREVENTION & MEDICAL CASE MANAGER
My name is Roberto Esquivel, Manager of La Gente Program. I am a seasoned professional that has worked with HIV/AIDS Prevention, Community Engagement and Outreach Services. I have a nursing background and I am fully bilingual. I have been in Colorado for well over 30 years and have worked in multiple institutions throughout my career. I am fortunate to have joined Denver Health Medical Center, where I learned Testing and counseling and became certified in HIV Prevention, STD counseling and testing, Hep-c testing and prevention as well as Linkage to Care. Over the years I have embraced so many clients that needed my services and I am very proud as well as rewarded by it all. Prevention is key for the spread of any disease. I am most humbled knowing I make a bit of a change in saving lives. I continue to have immense passion for educating and informing all communities of the state of Colorado about testing and counseling as well as prevention.
Direct line (303) 953-5902
MEDICAL CASE MANAGEMENT
Hello, my name is Miguel Angel Nuñez Gonzalez, I go by Angel. I’m 23 years old, I represent our Latinx community, identify as gender fluid and my purpose is giving back. I work at Servicios de La Raza as a Medical Case Manager, specializing in serving our people living with HIV. I was appointed to Denver’s HIV Resources Planning Council. I also participated on a social media video project for Colorado Child Support Services Department of Human Services.
The true take away from all of this, I’ve had the benefit in making a change in others’ lives.
I am a voice for our people.
MEDICAL CASE MANAGEMENT
As a second-generation Mexican American, I am proud to be a part of the Servicios de La Raza family. My background in Psychology and Integrated Medicine has allowed me to provide bilingual, and client-centered services which are also culturally responsive. More importantly, working directly with the public has allowed me to advocate for those who are marginalized and/or underrepresented. It is my goal to bring equity to our community and highlight the struggles we face so we can collectively work to eliminate them.
Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of La Gente programs, projects,
IN THE WORDS FROM THOSE THAT MATTER MOST.
To provide and advocate for culturally responsive, essential human services and opportunities.