Yale University

  • Director of PrEP Navigation, Anchor Health Initiative
  • Member, Community Advisory Board, CIRA


Idiana Velez has been working in the HIV field for 14 years doing work that covers the entire state of Connecticut. Her passion is helping others by raising awareness for HIV prevention and advocacy for HIV-positive individuals.

As a sexual health educator, she helps individuals understand their risks and access PrEP to prevent new infections. Currently, she is the Director of PrEP Navigation at Anchor Health Initiative, a non-profit LGBTQ primary care clinic with sites in Hamden and Stamford.

As an LGBTQ ally, her work addresses the spectrum of barriers LGBTQ face accessing healthcare.