Monthly Archives: November 2015

Remembering Dr. Aza

After a lifetime of prolific work as Russia’s leading infectious disease doctor, courageous advocate, renowned professor and AHF ally, Dr. Aza Gasanovna Rakhmanova passed away in St. Petersburg on Nov. 18, 2015 at the age of 84, succumbing to illness. “Dr. Aza was instrumental in starting the AHF Russia program,” said Zoya Shabarova, AHF Europe…

AHF and EHPV Cut Ribbon on New Clinic in Narva, Estonia

Linda Clinic officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Narva, Estonia on November 13, inaugurating a new model of patient-centered HIV care in the smallest Baltic country bordering Russia, and the EU region as a whole. About 70 participants attended the opening, including AHF leadership, journalists, representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs, UNAIDS,…

AHF Commemorates International Day of the Girl Child

Human trafficking and forced sex work. Gender inequality. Child marriage. Lack of education. Poverty. These are just some of the reasons women and girls around the world struggle against rising HIV rates. As the largest AIDS organization in the world, AHF wanted to take on challenges women and girls face worldwide. TO this end, AHF’s…

AHF on Charlie Sheen: HIV Does Not Discriminate

Sheen’s Public Disclosure of HIV Status Underscores Dangers of High-Risk Behavior, Importance of Prevention and Routine HIV & STD Testing LOS ANGELES (November 17, 2015)  Today AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, issued a national reminder that sexually active people should practice safer sex by using condoms consistently, undergoing regular health screenings…

AHF MILESTONE: 502,237 LIVES IN CARE!

As of November 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is now providing lifesaving HIV/AIDS care and services, including antiretroviral treatment, to over half a million people in 36 countries around the globe. Dedicated network of AHF global partner organizations aid in rapid scale up of lifesaving treatment; AHF’s prior benchmark—250,000 people in care—was reached in November 2013,…

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…

AHF Calls Out Porn Industry Over Goggles Claim, other Scare Tactics on Updated OSHA Condom Regulations

Porn producers’ trade group, the Free Speech Coalition, continues longstanding and deliberate misrepresentation of what updated Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard actually entails. AHF says industry claims about goggles are as ridiculous and implausible as industry film plots in which the pizza delivery man or tow truck operator have sex with beautiful women customers. LOS ANGELES…

‘Condoms in Porn’ Ballot Initiative Cleared for November 2016 Election

Secretary of State Alex Padilla projects 414,523 valid voter signatures for The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, a statewide ballot initiative that would expand the power of Cal/OSHA and local California public health departments to enforce condom use on adult film sets throughout the state.  Initiative is now eligible to appear…