Vallarta Living | Community Services
|SETAC GLBT Community Center, Puerto Vallarta|
Providing Essential Services in Puerto Vallarta
Centro Comunitario SETAC Puerto Vallarta
• Calle Aldanaca 178 #4-A, corner of Viena • Colonia Versalles Tel: (322) 224-1974 Email: paco(at)setac.com.mx
• Website: setac.com.mx
In August 2009, the SETAC Community Center officially opened in a quiet area of Old Town Puerto Vallarta to provide essential services to the GLBT community, including physical and mental health treatment and referrals, education, and recreation, in a safe and discrimination free atmosphere.
Thanks to all of the businesses and individuals who have helped us help so many, the SETAC Community Center recently moved to Calle Aldanaca 178 #4-A on the corner of Viena in the Colonia Versalles neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta.
Scheduled to open soon, The SETAC drop-in center will be a place to be home away from home. A place to relax and read a book, talk to friends, use the Home Gym, Computers & WiFi...Need a kitchen? A shower? Help with a resume? Just ask!
For Me... For You... For Everyone
We are in many meeting places, bars, clubs & other establishments to distribute preventive devices such as condoms & lubricants to all sectors of the population, as well as brochures to help educate about the related dangers.
The SETAC Center supports people living with HIV through:
• Assistance with fees & laboratories not covered by Seguro Popular
• Transportation and lodging to patients who require CAPASITS
• Support with medication and/or supplements not covered by Seguro Popular
Breast milk is a potential transmitter for HIV. We support infants born to mothers living with HIV by providing milk substitutes for babies for up to 2 years, or more.
On Time, There's Time
By providing and encouraging readily available free testing, we help people living with HIV before they present symptoms, thereby reducing the spread of HIV.
Through an antiretroviral bank, we offer support to people who, for different reasons, do not receive their medication on time from health institutions. This service is also provided to foreigners who decide to extend their stay in Puerto Vallarta and do not have the necessary meds to do so.
SETAC Tomorrow... with your continued support
Our new larger location in Fluvial Vallarta will allow us to offer greater convenience and privacy to those we help, while expanding upon the services we currently provide.
Women Talking to Women
This new project aims to empower women as volunteer leaders and help them to talk with other women about HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Through ongoing business sponsorships, we plan to continue offering English classes free of charge for those who will benefit most.
Limited counseling services are currently offered in a group or private setting. We hope to expand upon availability.
We are currently seeking business or private sponsorship to offer medical clinic services at the center. This will allow us to offer care focused on the community we serve, where otherwise awkward questions can be addressed.
For more information about the SETAC Community Center and the services offered, please visit setac.com.mx or contact Paco Arjona at (322) 224-1974 or paco(at)setac.com.mx.
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Amy Armstrong to Host Vallarta Pride Week Adult Bingo
If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta for Pride Week, join Amy Armstrong for an afternoon of fun and games at Nacho Daddy. On May 21, everybody's favorite 'Diva Loca' will host a special edition of Adult Bingo, to benefit two of her favorite NGOs - SETAC and PuRR Project.
'Hablemos de PrEP' Launched in Puerto Vallarta
Juan Carlos Fernández
Last week at the Almar Resort's Sky Bar, SETAC Director Francisco Javier Arjona presented the 'Let's talk about PrEP' campaign, which aims to educate the general population and promote awareness about the medical treatment available that helps prevent the transmission of HIV.
SETAC to Open New Office in Old Town Puerto Vallarta
SETAC, a local community and wellness center whose mission is to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay area, will soon open a new office on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, thanks to Timothy Real Estate Group and their Fourth 'House Hunters International' charity event.
Red Ribbon Gala for SETAC Wellness Center a Success
The 2018 Red Ribbon Gala to benefit SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Wellness Center, which was held at Mantamar Beach Club Dec. 5, was a huge success! The monies raised will be used to support SETAC's efforts to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay area.
Vallarta Chefs & Broadway Stars Unite for SETAC
Robert M. Schley
The Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala to benefit SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Wellness Center, will be held on Wednesday, December 5, at Mantamar Beach Club on Los Muertos Beach. Last year's event sold out, and we expect this year's Gala to sell out again, so get your tickets TODAY!
Stars will Shine at the 2018 Red Ribbon Gala for SETAC
SETAC event organizers are pleased to announce that Gavin Creel, Tony-award winning singer/actor, and Seth Rudetsky, Emmy-nominated comedy writer and afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel, will be entertaining the crowd at the December 5 Red Ribbon Gala.
SETAC Wellness Center Now Has STD Detection Equipment
With new equipment as part of the IMPREP project sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), SETAC opens its doors to a number of alternatives in detecting and treating sexually transmitted infections in an efficient and timely manner.
Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos at No Way José!
José Alfredo Gonzalez
There's no better place to celebrate El Día de Los Muertos than surrounded by your Mexican Family at 'Tu Casa en Vallarta,' where you'll enjoy a classic No Way José! fiesta that combines the delicious food of Mexico with music by the new Piel Canela and a Catrina costume contest.
SETAC Community Center Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala
Tickets are on sale for the Second Red Ribbon Gala to benefit SETAC, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit whose mission is to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay region through education, detection and prevention. Mantamar Beach Club will host this fundraising event on Dec. 5, 2018.
TREG's 4th House Hunters International Charity Event
On November 20, Vallarta's #1 Real Estate brokerage firm, Timothy Real Estate Group, will host The Disco Ball, their fourth 'House Hunters International' charity event benefiting two local charitable organizations - Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Center and SETAC Community Center.
PrEP Program Officially Launched in Puerto Vallarta
Thursday, September 13, 2018 was a historic day in Puerto Vallarta. It was on this day that the UN's PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) pilot program was officially launched in the Banderas Bay area and inaugurated at the S.E.T.A.C. LGBTQ Wellness Center in Colonia Versalles.
SETAC Community Center Now Has its Own Medical Office
A fully equipped medical office for patients requiring ambulatory care is now operating at SETAC, a non-profit organization and community center focused on the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Puerto Vallarta and the greater Bandera
$208.204.81 mn for SETAC Breaks Oxxo 'Redondeo' Record
Banderas News Team
Thanks to the customers, cashiers and leaders of local OXXO stores, the $208,204.81 pesos collected for SETAC through the OXXO Redondeo (round up at checkout) Program was the largest amount of money ever amassed for a non-profit organization in the greater Puerto Vallarta region.
PrEP Program Begins at PV's SETAC Community Center
Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June, when a profilaxis pre-exposure program (PrEP) was launched in four cities. The SETAC Community Center in Puerto Vallarta is among the four PrEP sites in Mexico that will offer this powerful HIV prevention tool free of charge.
OXXO's 'Redondeo' Program Supports Vallarta's SETAC
Banderas News Team
Since its inception in 2002, OXXO's 'Redondeo' program (round up at checkout) has supported over 1,800 non-profit organizations in Mexico with over $750 million Pesos delivered to them. SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center, will be the beneficiary from May to July, 2018.
SETAC an Important Part of Vallarta Pride Celebration
SETAC will contribute to this year's Vallarta Pride celebration through several events that, as in years past, will position Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center as the region's most important preventive organization focused on HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections.
'Semana Santa Brigade' Distributed 50,000 Free Condoms
Taking the tools of HIV education and prevention directly to the people in Puerto Vallarta is the purpose of SETAC's annual Semana Santa Brigade. During this year's campaign, held March 29-31, volunteers dispensed 50,000 condoms, 155 rapid HIV & 155 syphilis tests, free of charge.
SETAC Community Center Has a New Board of Directors
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center, recently announced changes on its board of directors that will allow the organization continuity of its mission: to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections through education, detection and prevention.
SETAC Announces Semana Santa HIV Prevention Activities
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center, will implement a prevention and education strategy during Semana Santa, Mexico's Spring Break equivalent, with the goal of reducing HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections in Jalisco's Coastal Region and Banderas Bay.
Easter Bonnet Brunch at Casa Cupula to Benefit SETAC
Do you have your Easter bonnet ready? If not, HOP TO IT! Casa Cupula's Easter Bonnet Brunch is an annual tradition in Puerto Vallarta, and the fifth edition is scheduled to take place at Taste Restaurant on Sunday, April 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit SETAC.
SETAC Community Center Receives Important Donation
Puerto Vallarta's SETAC Community Center recently received a donation of $180,140 pesos from the organizers of Beef Dip. The funds will be used to further fulfill SETAC's mission to eradicate HIV and other STDs among the LGBTQ community in the Banderas Bay area.
SETAC Hosts International Condom Day Activities
International Condom Day has been celebrated on February 14 since 2009, thanks to an initiative proposed by AIDS Healthcare Foundation. SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV/AIDS Community Center, will commemorate Int'l Condom Day with a series of activities on February 12, 14 & 15.
Red Ribbon Gala Raises $210,158 Pesos for SETAC
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV/AIDS Community Center, announced the outcome of the Red Ribbon Gala held at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Dec. 7. The $210,158 pesos raised will support the non-profit organization's efforts to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay area.
Mexico to Launch PrEP Pilot Program in Four Cities
Mexican health authorities announced that an HIV profilaxis pre-exposition program (PrEP) will be launched in four cities in Mexico, during the first quarter, 2018. Puerto Vallarta is among those cities, and SETAC will bring this powerful HIV prevention tool to the Banderas Bay area.
World Aids Day: HIV Prevention in Latin America
A new report from PAHO and UNAIDS says that expanding access to all HIV prevention options would reduce the number of new cases of HIV in Latin America. Here in Puerto Vallarta, SETAC is dedicated to HIV education, detection & prevention. Here's how you can help.
HIV-AIDS Community Center Announces Red Ribbon Gala
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV-AIDS Community Center, has announced 'Red Ribbon Gala - A World Without AIDS for our Children,' an extraordinary fundraising event set to take place at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Thursday, December 7, from 6 to 10 pm.
Linda's Nail Lounge's Offers Special to Benefit SETAC
There is never a bad moment to pamper oneself with a relaxing mani-pedi delivered by a skilled beautician using state-of-the-art equipment. That said, César Ríos of Linda's Nail Lounge is offering a special promotion benefiting Vallarta's SETAC Community Center that you can't miss.
SETAC Begins Training for PrEP Program in Puerto Vallarta
SETAC has begun training to perform fourth-generation HIV, and hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and chlamydia rapid screening tests in Puerto Vallarta. These tests are part of the Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program the renowned community center will begin during the 4th quarter, 2017.
Easter Bonnet Brunch Features Creative Mexican Cuisine
Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Easter Bonnet Brunch on Easter Sunday, April 16. This year's Brunch, which offers all you can eat for $399 pesos, will benefit SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT community center dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS.
Daniel Arzola Designs to Grace Vallarta Pride T-Shirts
Vallarta Pride 2017 will celebrate its 5th edition from May 21 to 28 under the theme 'Together with Pride.' The designs of activist and visual artist Daniel Arzola will give color to the festival's official shirts, which will be part of the fundraiser for the 'PrEP in Puerto Vallarta' campaign.
Easter Bonnet Brunch at Casa Cupula to Benefit SETAC
An annual tradition in Puerto Vallarta, Casa Cupula's Easter Bonnet Party and Brunch is set to take place at Taste Restaurant on Sunday, April 16. Proceeds will support SETAC's commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS through the distribution of the PrEP pill to at-risk individuals in PV.
How You Can Support SETAC's Fight Against HIV in PV
For many years, much of the gay community in the US has had access to PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) which basically means taking a Truvada a day to prevent HIV. Unfortunately, due to cost, this has been unavailable to PV residents. Here's how you can SETAC help bring PrEP to Vallarta.