ABOUT AKESO

We strive for an inclusive and welcoming space to make a positive impact in our patient’s lives, allowing them to be their best selves while providing the most exceptional, science-based medical care, and keeping our patients happy and healthy.

LGBTQIA+ Friendly

At AKESO, respect and acceptance are fundamental to delivering outstanding patient care. Our non-profit organization, warmly welcomes all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and nonbinary individuals, providing supportive primary care services within a welcoming community.

Our Mission

At AKESO, our mission is to ensure exceptional medical care for all individuals living with HIV, regardless of their ability to pay. Through compassionate and accessible healthcare services, we strive to empower and support HIV-positive individuals in achieving optimal health outcomes and enhancing their quality of life. We are committed to breaking down barriers to healthcare access and promoting dignity and respect for every person affected by HIV.

Furthermore, we are dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic through the widespread adoption of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and the attainment of undetectable HIV status among affected individuals. By promoting access to PrEP as a powerful preventive measure and supporting those living with HIV to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, we aim to drastically reduce new HIV infections and improve the health outcomes of those affected by the virus.

In addition to providing comprehensive medical care, we understand the importance of addressing the social determinants of health that can impact HIV outcomes. Transportation can be a significant barrier to accessing healthcare services, which is why we provide complimentary rides to medical appointments using Lyft. By removing transportation barriers, we ensure that individuals can access the care they need, when they need it, without added stress or financial burden. Our commitment to breaking down barriers extends beyond transportation – we actively work to address systemic inequalities and social injustices that contribute to health disparities within our community.

Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, we empower individuals to take control of their sexual health, creating a world where HIV transmission is effectively halted, and every person can thrive free from the threat of HIV/AIDS. At AKESO, we are committed to providing comprehensive care, prioritizing the holistic well-being and empowerment of every individual we serve.

Non-Profit Commitment

AKESO provides accessible, inclusive healthcare in South Florida, partnering with providers like Simply Healthcare to expand access. Our doors are open to everyone, irrespective of insurance, focusing on holistic well-being and empowerment. DIMA, (Dade Internal Medicine & Associates) is affiliated with AKESO, and offers convenient medical services.

Specialized Care at AKESO

We strive for an inclusive and welcoming space to make a positive impact in our patient’s lives, allowing them to be their best selves while providing the most exceptional, science-based medical care, and keeping our patients happy and healthy.

The Face Behind the Company

Meet Dr. Luis A. Perez, a board-certified internal medicine physician with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York. Deeply connected to South Florida, Dr. Perez’s dedication to the North Miami community includes research in various HIV clinical trials. Committed to compassionate patient care, he aims to positively impact lives, serving the community and expanding access to care for minority groups.

Empowering lives in South Florida