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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…

New AHF Billboards Warn, ‘Syphilis is Serious’

Amid skyrocketing rates of syphilis, particularly among young people and men-who-have-sex-with-men, AHF deploys a frank and graphic image of syphilis sores in its latest STD prevention billboard campaign. LOS ANGELES (February 9, 2018) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is launching its latest outdoor advertising campaign with new billboards warning that “Syphilis is Serious” going up around…

AHF: TV Ad Blasts Bill by Congressman Peters (D-CA) Hurting Nonprofits

Advocates roll out new TV and radio ad campaign in the San Diego market blasting Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA, 52nd District) for sponsoring a bill that would severely curtail nonprofit hospitals’ participation in the 340B program, a federally-administered drug discount pricing program created to extend the lifeline of care and services that safety net hospitals…

LA Blade: AHF highlights ‘social justice’ in Rose Parade (VIDEO)

January 2, 2018 by Karen Ocamb The theme of New Year Day’s 129th Rose Parade was “making a difference,” reminding the US and international audience that “there is kindness in humankind,” as Lance Tibbett, president of the 2018 Tournament of Roses, put it in a video message on KTLA. Indeed, as Donald Trump enters his second…

Picketers Denounce U.S. Rep. Scott Peters for Sponsoring Bill to Gut Drug Discounts

On the Friday before Christmas with little public notice or input, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA, 52nd District)—who has taken more than $100,000 in contributions from the drug and biotech industries while in Congress—introduced H.R. 4710, a bill that will, “… establish a moratorium on the registration of certain new 340B hospitals and associated sites.” Peters’…

AHF’s New Hollywood Wellness Center Opens, Welcomes Lonnie Calvin, NP

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2017) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lonnie Calvin, NP to head its newest Wellness Center in Los Angeles, located at 1811 N. Western Ave.  Calvin, a Stanford-educated licensed nurse practitioner who previously worked for Mission Hospice in Los Angeles County, officially begins her position…

Becky G., Yandel & Sheila E. Wow Crowd at Miami World AIDS Day Concert With San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

AHF marks World AIDS Day and its own 30th anniversary with blowout free concerts in Miami, Los Angeles, Mexico, Haiti and Russia; In L.A. Maria Carey headlined electric show at Shrine Auditorium. At the Miami concert, AHF honored Mayor Yulin Cruz with its 2017 AHF Humanitarian Award for her ongoing and courageous leadership in the…

Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Ne-Yo, Laverne Cox, Mario Lopez, Debbie Allen Dance Academy & Vonzell Solomon Dazzle Crowd at AHF World AIDS Day Concert

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2017)—Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey took the stage at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Thursday night to perform at a free concert to commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1) and celebrate the 30th anniversary of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization.  The show opened with a…

LA Blade Editorial: “AIDS at 37 Remains a Scourge”

The Los Angeles Blade  Editorial by AHF President Michael Weinstein 11/17/2017   AIDS is about to turn 37—it approaches middle age. Still a major killer—more than one million people died of AIDS last year. But tamed in comparison to its youth: 1.8 million new infections this year, down from three million 10 years ago. Nevertheless,…

New AHF Billboards Highlight Troubling Global HIV/AIDS Statistics Ahead of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1st

LOS ANGELES (November 2) In anticipation of World AIDS Day on December 1st, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has launched a new billboard outdoor advertising to call attention to the millions of people still affected by HIV/AIDS around the globe today.  Inspired by vintage fuel pump counters, the billboards draw attention to staggering statistics from UNAIDS…