About Marie Denis-Luque

Founder & Executive Director

My Story

Marie Denis-Luque holds two Master’s degrees in Public Health from the University of South Florida (USF): Epidemiology (MSPH) and Community Health (MPH). During her graduate studies at USF, she founded Caring for Haitian Orphans with AIDS (CHOAIDS), a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life for all HIV-positive children, and the only institution dedicated to this vulnerable population in Haiti. CHOAIDS received its nonprofit status in 2007, but has been in operation since 2003. CHOAIDS is the only home for HIV+ children in Port-au-Prince and was featured in AIDS: Living in the Shadows, a documentary by Voice of America, and premiered at the 20th AIDS International Conference in Melbourne, Australia on July 22, 2014.

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