Posts Categorized: Mexico

AHF Mexico Rock-solid After Quakes

Three major earthquakes shook Mexico in September, killing almost 400 people. Most devastation resulted from the 8.1-magnitude quake in Oaxaca on Sep. 7, followed by a 7.1 temblor near Mexico City on Sep. 19. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Mexico personnel live and work in the affected communities, which are also home to some of the…

Mexico’s Top Musicians Unite to Stop HIV

Some of the biggest names in Mexico’s music industry are lending their names and talents to educate people on the prevention, detection and treatment of HIV. The latest advocacy effort is part of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Mexico’s “Keep the Promise – Music Ambassadors” campaign which will culminate with a concert on Nov. 30 in…

AHF Spices Up Prevention at Brazil & Mexico Prides

Sao Paulo and Mexico City Gay Pride parades are among the largest in the world. In fact, Sao Paulo holds the Guinness World Record for the largest parade ever and Mexico City’s event consistently attracts some of the largest crowds in Latin America. Want in on the fun? Check out the photos of Prides around…

Testing Marathon Earns AHF Mexico a Medal

From the break of dawn and well into the evening hours, amid the hustle and bustle of urban life people queued up in parks, city squares and busy streets across Mexico City and in other parts of the country to get tested for HIV during the second annual “Pruebatón” on June 10. “Pruebatón” roughly translates…

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 Mexico Tested 5,828 in the 1st National HIV Testing Marathon

Mexico celebrated the first National HIV Testing Marathon, which was organized by AHF in coordination with its partners. Forty-eight organizations participated in the event, which took place in 24 states with support from 700 staff members and volunteers. In 12 hours the team performed 5,828 tests and identified 73 HIV positive results. HIV positive clients…

Top Athletes Featured in AHF Mexico Campaign

This May, AHF Mexico launched an HIV awareness campaign called “HOLD ON TO LIFE” featuring notable athletes. It includes testimonials from people living with HIV and aims to raise awareness on prevention, testing and treatment. Messaging is targeted toward young adults ages 18 to 24, who have the highest rates of HIV transmission in Mexico. The…

AHF Mexico: A community call to Pope Francis for people living with HIV

En Español Mexico City, Mexico (February 11, 2016) (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) AHF Mexico in collaboration with other civil society associations, people living with HIV, and lay health professionals, are petitioning Pope Francis in his visit to Mexico, to publicly support HIV prevention actions and focus attention on people living with HIV/AIDS around the world. The…

Dare and Don’t Let Anything Stop You!

AHF’s Mexico City Wellness Center kicked off a new #Test&Treat campaign with a spectacular press conference at the Club Piso 51. AHF México ambassador for the event, actress Sandra Echeverria, sent out a message especially for young people: a free and responsible sexuality, with no taboos. The 30-year-old actress explained that the campaign addresses prevention…

Ambitious New HIV Strategy in Latin America & Caribbean Lauded by AHF

With the goal of expanding access to antiretroviral treatment in Latin America and the Caribbean, dozens of global, national, and regional AIDS groups gathered in Mexico City for the first Latin American & Caribbean Forum on the Continuum of Care – UNAIDS, PAHO/WHO, IAPAC, CDC, PEPFAR joined AHF in organizing groundbreaking health forum   Representatives…