Friends Community Center


Jaime Alvarez

Jaime Alvarez
Director of Programs

Degree: B.S., Public Health, California State University of Northridge
Phone: 323-463-1601
Fax: 323-463-0126

Research Interests

Jaime Alvarez received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from California State University of Northridge.  While at CSUN, Mr. Alvarez completed an internship at AIDS Project Los Angeles where he worked under the Treatment Education, Nutrition, and Case Management departments providing bilingual supportive services to HIV-positive individuals.  After graduation Mr. Alvarez joined Friends Research Institute where he served as a Counselor as well as a HIV Counselor and Tester.  For three years, Mr. Alvarez has worked with men who have sex with men and transgender women in Los Angeles providing in-depth individualized counseling focused on reducing HIV risks and barriers to medication adherence.  Mr. Alvarez also serves on the Transgender Service Provider Network and the City of West Hollywood Homeless Coalition.  Mr. Alvarez is currently the Director of Programs for Friends Community Center, where he oversees a street outreach program, three HIV Health Education/Risk Reduction programs, a Social Network HIV Counseling and Testing program, a Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services program, and a substance abuse treatment program.