Dr. Jarold Mendez, M.D.

About Me

I am the Medical Director of the AHF Healthcare Center Carolina, in Puerto Rico.  My passion for the field of HIV started at an early age when having the virus was practically a death sentence. So many lives were lost--people who did not get the chance of having access to the amazing treatment options that we have today. I've always been fascinated by the way that microorganisms can impact our health, and how to treat these diseases was always my dream. During my fellowship years, I had the opportunity to care for patients living with HIV and to witness their progress and return to living a normal life is just an amazing experience. Throughout my medical career I’ve always been an advocate of ending the stigma and discrimination against patients living with the virus and to help them achieve a normal, prosperous life is a professional accomplishment. 

Fun Fact: I love traveling around the world, meeting different people and experiencing different cultures. I also enjoy cooking.

About AHF Healthcare Center – Carolina

The Carolina office is filled with great employees that strive to deliver our mission everyday: providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay. These clinics are an accepting place to patients from all backgrounds where anybody can feel welcome. We strive to meet the needs of our patients so they can live happy and productive lives.

Medical Groups & Plans

We accept – Ryan White and many insurance plans, please call to validate yours.

Training, Certifications, and Licensing

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
Doctor of Medicine, graduated in 2010


American Academy of HIV Medicine
HIV Specialist


3 years of Internal Medicine residency at Damas Hospital
Ponce, PR

2 years of Infectious Diseases fellowship
VA Caribbean Healthcare Center in San Juan, PR

License Information
License Issuing State
Puerto Rico

Years in Practice