the right place.
The right time.

The staff showed me love, affection, and support I needed to continue in this fight. I don't know where I would be today without them."


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.


Servicios de La Raza is proud to have the La Gente team partner with such respected organizations like Aids United and Vivent 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.


Our intent is to help Latinas be aware that support is within reach.

meet your la gente team

Roberto Esquivel


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

Angel Nuñez


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.

Ricardo Marquez


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,
and resources.


“I’m grateful for my case manager at La Gente who helped me feel more at ease with my life circumstances. I live by myself and basically have no one. La Gente has shown great emotional support and I have faith in society again. I have faith there’s good people in this world that care for me and resources that I can reach out to in trust, knowing there’s providers that are here for me because they care and not for the money.”
When I was diagnosed with HIV I thought my life was over. My self-worth was broken and I lost myself in depression. I thought I was going to surely die and that I would lose my family and friends because they wouldn’t accept or love me anymore. I was here without family or any support. It was overwhelming coping with my diagnosis then taking the steps to figure out how to get connected to doctors, medications, and more. I started to learn about HIV and how to protect myself and others. I got the help I needed to remain healthy—to live. The staff showed me love, affection, and support I needed to continue in this fight. I don’t know where I would be today without them.
“Since I’ve became a client with La Gente I have gained motivation once again. I was very sick when I first started, now I have seen a great change in my health and mental health. Without the assistance of Le Gente I wouldn’t have been able to take a break. Constantly working over 40 hours while feeling very sick was draining me. Because of my case manage at Le Gente I have a sense of relief. I didn’t know there were resources like Servicios, and now that I do it has motivated to keep fighting and pushing knowing there’s people out here doing the same for me.”
I was previously engaged in Medical Case Management, but was not happy and decided to call Servicios de La Raza. I was born in another country and have children I left behind. Servicios helped with transportation. After talking about my HIV Dx. My case manager was able to explain the necessary steps to help me. I was referred to the food bank at Servicios de La Raza. My children back home were a constant concern. I came to the U.S., escaping as my life was threatened. I’m new to Denver. At Servicios I was supported by a number of services. Currently, I am feeling much better, I am getting Mental Health therapy and feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My children are fine, and I hope to someday see them again. My HIV status is undetectable, and I am healthy. I continue to go to La Gente for Medical Case Management and Behavioral Health Services.


To provide and advocate for culturally responsive, essential human services and opportunities.