Advocacy & Policy
Ending AIDS is the Goal
AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a relentless advocate on behalf of people affected by HIV/AIDS around the world. Numerous policy-transforming global campaigns spearheaded by AHF and partners in 26 countries over the past two decades have revolutionized the delivery of cost-effective care and treatment for clients in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America regardless of the ability to pay.
By boldly challenging the status quo through mobilization, advocacy-driven marketing strategies and awareness-raising campaigns, AHF leads by example, compelling governments, politicians and other NGOs to act in the interest of HIV-positive people and marginalized groups at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
In the United States AHF’s unyielding advocacy directed towards the pharmaceutical companies such as Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb has resulted in lower drug prices for the lifesaving AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP), which provide access to affordable medication for low-income HIV-positive clients. AHF continues to pursue numerous initiatives on the local and federal levels of government by calling on political leaders to maintain and scale-up the United States’ commitment to the groundbreaking President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
On the global stage, AHF is a major driving force for innovative approaches for cost-effective and efficient delivery of preventive services and treatment, providing care to thousands of clients worldwide. The ongoing campaigns include Testing Millions – World AIDS Day, which is a part of AHF’s broader Test and Treat framework that aims to model accessible, convenient rapid HIV testing and linkage to care for clients, and the International Condom Day campaign, designed to promote condom use through creative social marketing such as AHF-branded LOVE Condoms.
Sign on today with AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s online Advocate Network. Send electronic mail to your congressperson or state senator, rally on the steps of the LA County Board of Supervisors, find out what you can do about inequities in AIDS drug-pricing by pharmaceutical companies around the world, learn how generics save lives, affect legislation, be informed.