Posts Categorized: India

Check out all the actions from India!

Recently, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) India and Impulse India organized Delhi’s 3rd Queer Flash Mob in collaboration with Harmless Hugs and Planets Dance Academy to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS. After four months of practice, 25 participants performed their choreographed routine for hundreds of surprised mall goers on Sep. 17. The story has received wide media…

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

Giggles, Sneers and Insights: Delhi’s Youth Ponder Condoms

A young man recently took to the streets of Delhi with a camera to ask a simple question, is talking publically about condoms still taboo in India? The video produced to promote AHF India’s newly opened Free Condom Store sparked a conversation on the streets and on social media. On Facebook, the post has been…

India Adopts Test & Treat

After years of advocacy by civil society, including AHF, India has finally adopted policies to address HIV/AIDS discrimination and provide antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV positive people. The changes come after the Parliament passed the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act 2017 and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India issued a directive…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF Launches Virtual Free Condom Store in India

Condoms are much easier to get in India now thanks to the free online condom store recently launched by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) India Cares. India is home to the world’s third largest population of HIV positive people (over 2.1 million). Even though the HIV prevalence rate is dropping, the demand for condoms remains high,…

AHF Advocacy in India

India remains a challenging country for HIV/AIDS advocacy with low treatment coverage rates and outdated testing models, but recently a small AHF delegation made promising inroads with key decision makers in the country, which will hopefully lead to a stronger relationship with the Indian government and positive policy change. In Delhi, AHF’s Chief of Global…

AHF Donates Condoms to India Sex Workers

In light of the recent condom stock-out crisis in India, AHF India Cares donated 100,000 condoms to the Delhi State AIDS Control Society (DSACS) and the National AIDS Control Organization, for distribution to sex workers in one of Delhi’s largest brothel areas on the GB Road. The donation addressed condom stock-outs in red light areas and…

Collaboration Between AHF India and the Government Brings New HELP App

From now, on finding HIV/AIDS facts and testing services in India will be as easy as a couple of taps on a mobile phone, after AHF and a partnership of government agencies launched the HIV Education and Linkage to Prevention (HELP) app in August. The new app is designed to increase awareness and risk perception,…

AHF India Calls Together Advocates and Government to Fight AIDS

Two million people living with HIV (PLWH) call India home. It is the third largest population of PLWH in the world and in certain sub-groups, such as commercial sex workers, HIV prevalence remains well above the national average.  The country once had a strong core of civil society AIDS organizations that advocated on behalf of…