Jana Jaffe – The Clinician

Preparing for her seventh SMART Ride, Dr. Jana Jaffe is determined to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  

“Many people I love are living with HIV,” Jaffe said. “In the 80s and 90s, I lost some of my closest friends. No more. It is time we end it and we have the ability to do so.”

As the Community Relations and Events Manager for Broward House, Jaffe puts her many skill sets to good use for the agency that provides transitional housing to people living with HIV/AIDs who have little to no income. 

“It’s an incredible organization that doesn’t say no to anyone," said Jaffe, who was hired as a clinician. 

Jaffe, 60, had a private sex therapy practice for 10 years before joining Broward House. Prior to that she counseled adolescents in the Broward Public Schools for 25 years. 

“Dr. J” as she is fondly called by colleagues, was raised in Albany, New York. She is engaged to her partner, Julia Treriber. The couple reside in Pompano Beach.

“I believe we are here to help one another and love one another – that is truly our sole purpose in life,” Jaffe said. “That is why we are here.”


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