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AHF: For International Condom Day (Feb. 13th), Condoms are, ‘Always in Fashion’

AHF recorded a lively ‘Always in Fashion’ anthem titled, ‘Tried & True,’ to celebrate International Condom Day. AHF’s ICD song parodies Ed Sheeran’s Grammy-winning, ‘Shape of You.’ HIV/STD prevention, safer sex and condom usage will be the focus of 19 events held in six states across the US, with a particular focus on youth. More…

Multi-Award Winning, Rapper Flo Rida Scheduled to headline 2018 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival to Bring Awareness and Raise Funds to Address the HIV Epidemic Plaguing South Florida

AHF’s 13th annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival on March 18th will benefit non-profits that provide HIV/AIDS services to South Florida. Last year’s Walk raised over $1.5 million. Fort Lauderdale (January 26, 2018) – The 2018 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival – an annual 5K walk to raise funds for HIV/AIDS services throughout…

Picketers Target Rep. Larry Bucshon
(R-IN) for Bill to Gut 340B Drug Discounts

Immediately before the before December Congressional Recess and with little public notice or input, Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-IN, 8th District) introduced H.R. 4710, a bill that will, “… establish a moratorium on the registration of certain new 340B hospitals and associated sites.” Bucshon’s bill strangles non-profit hospitals with useless red tape, forcing many to forgo the…

AHF on New 340B Report: ‘Bought and Paid for by Big Drug Companies!’

AHF steps up criticism of Congressional leadership for buying into Pharma’s false narrative on the 340B program—a federally-administered drug discount pricing program that costs the government and taxpayers nothing and allows nonprofits and hospitals to provide more care and services to needy.  340B’s goal is to “… stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible,…

Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) Gets Thanks from Drug Industry for Reckless Bill Gutting Drug Discounts

Peters curries favor with Big Pharma by co-sponsoring a bill (H.R. 4710) that strangles nonprofit hospitals with useless red tape, forcing many to forgo participating in the 340B drug discount program. In return, a drug industry-financed “AstroTurf” advocacy group placed a misleading online ad thanking Peters, falsely stating that he was, “…working to improve the…

‘Shameless’ Gilead Hikes Key AIDS Drug Pricing 6.9% Despite Recent Patent Expiration

As of January 2018, Gilead has raised the price of its HIV/AIDS treatments Truvada, Genvoya and Descovy 6.9%, despite the fact that the patent for tenofovir, a key component of all three treatments, expired in mid-December.  In October, as patent expiration loomed, AHF called on Gilead for a 90% price reduction on its tenofovir-based drugs,…

AHF’s World AIDS Day Concert in S. FL to Feature Sheila E., Yandel, Becky G., San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

Miami concert on Friday, December 1st at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater will be co-hosted by Puerto Rican Comedian Aida Rodriquez. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz will appear to give an update on Puerto Rico and will receive AHF’s 2017 Humanitarian Award for her courage and leadership following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During the concert, AHF will…

Win $5K in Scholarships & Grants Through The ‘Stand Against Hate’ Youth Essay Contest!

Winners to Ride on 2018 Rose Parade® Float Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on New Year’s Day ESSAY DEADLINE: Monday, November 27th AHF and the Heather Heyer Foundation continue call for entries in a nationwide youth essay contest posing the question: “What are you doing to stand against hate in your community?” 3 winning…

AHF & Heather Heyer Foundation Launch Youth Essay Contest; Winners to Ride on 2018 Rose Parade® Float

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death and in the wake of the Charlottesville, Virginia demonstrations where counter-protester Heather Heyer lost her life, AHF will dedicate its entry in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda to ‘Keeping the Promise’ with a float honoring Dr. King and other passionate social justice advocates like…

Newsweek: “Puerto Ricans With HIV and AIDS Are Suffering In The Aftermath of Hurricane Maria”

By Christianna Silva 11/3/2017 Newsweek Carmen Cruz, the mayor of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, said the government is doing everything it can to get medical help to people with HIV/AIDS. She said they “stocked up” medications and other supplies before Hurricane Maria hit, but quickly ran through most of it. “We bought…