Monthly Archives: October 2011

AHF Hollers For Obama’s Ear

By Aaron Blevins Beverly Press Representatives of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) protested at Rossmore Avenue and 6th Street on Monday, hoping to capture President Barack Obama’s attention as his motorcade passed through the Mid-Wilshire area during rush hour. As Obama was headed to two fundraising events in Hancock Park, AHF sought to raise more…

Boehringer lauded for increasing access to HIV drugs in USA

By: Kevin Grogan, PharmaTimes Los Angeles, CA – August 5, 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim has been praised for increasing the rebates it offers for HIV medicines in the USA by the country’s largest and oldest AIDS support organization. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has lauded the German company, which markets Aptivus (tipranavir) and Viramune (nevirapine), for being among the first drug companies…

Testing USA 2010

At the start of 2010, two AHF employees packed their bags and began their cross-country journey with the goal to Test America. To date, Azul Mares Del-Grasso and Eric Boyd, both of whom are HIV Testing Counselors, have traveled more than 10,000 miles and tested hundreds and hundreds of individuals.  This photo gallery showcases a Azul’s photographic take…

AHF Lauds Sweden

On the Heels of Recent Criticism of Global Fund Leader and Calls for Reform, Sweden Honors Global Fund Pledge of SEK 600 Million ($90.5M USD) and Commits SEK 2 Billion ($300M) for Period of 2011-2013 Washington, DC Despite recent criticism of the management of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and calls for…

Test and Treat

With the approach of World AIDS Day each year, AHF leads a global coalition to test people by the million and refer those who are positive to treatment. We partner with governments and community-based organizations to reach people in the communities most impacted by the epidemic, from Cambodia to South Africa to Ukraine. The testing…

Drug Pricing

Anti-HIV medications are expensive. Over the course of a year, just one will cost thousands – some over $10,000 – and more than one is needed to treat people with AIDS. These high prices put an unbearable strain on cash-strapped AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, limiting access to lifesaving treatment for those most in need. Top…

Save ADAP

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are a collaboration between state and federal government to provide a safety net for people with AIDS who have no other means to afford their treatment. Since the ADAP crisis emerged in 2009, that safety net has been falling apart. ADAPs serve over 150,000 people, accounting for roughly one third…