Monthly Archives: June 2016

AHF Hyde Park Wellness Center Hosts Congresswoman Robin Kelly For National HIV Testing Day

CHICAGO (June 27, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) Hyde Park Wellness Center welcomed Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2) on Monday, June 27th to commemorate National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance to raise awareness and promote HIV testing. Congresswoman Kelly, who is spokesperson for the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust that addresses health disparities across the country, will…

AHF: New Meningitis Outbreak Hits Gay Men in Los Angeles & OC

AHF calls on LA County to immediately roll out an aggressive public information campaign, supply vaccines and partner with the community in prevention efforts.   According to AP, “Nine meningococcal disease cases have been identified in men living in Los Angeles and Orange counties. One patient died as a result of the infection. Six of the…

AHF Hosts National HIV Testing Day Events

AHF holds ten events nationwide to promote ‘Your Health, Your Victory!’ HIV testing & prevention efforts; Olympics-themed campaign graphics evoke iconic cereal box cover art from generations ago.  LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, commemorated National HIV Testing Day on Monday, June 27th through a series of ten events promoting HIV…

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…

China Adopts Test & Treat

China has officially adopted the Test and Treat approach as a national policy. Now, any HIV positive person will be able to access lifesaving antiretroviral treatment (ART) regardless of CD4 count. “This is a very important milestone to stop HIV in China,” said Dr. Yugang Bao, AHF Asia Deputy Bureau Chief. “We are happy to…

AHF: Key Syphilis Medication In Short Supply Despite Increase in Infections

Pregnant women with syphilis at particular risk of passing infection to newborns if needed Pfizer medication Bicillin L-A is not available LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2016) As reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise across the U.S., biopharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. recently issued alerts to health agencies that a manufacturing delay of Bicillin…

AHF Questions UNAIDS’ Claim of
17 Million on AIDS Treatment

In letter to UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, AIDS Healthcare Foundation expresses concern about validity of UNAIDS’ claim of “17 million people on antiretroviral treatment” by end of 2015, asking whether treatment numbers are based on actual patient records or on estimates and modeling. LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest…

AHF Europe hosts rapid HIV testing consultation in Tallinn

TALLINN, Estonia (June 20, 2016) On Tuesday 21 June, stakeholders in the fight against HIV are coming together to evaluate 6 years of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) work: the introduction of HIV rapid testing in Estonia. As new national plans are being developed to increase the utilization of rapid HIV tests and linkage to care for key…

AHF Opens Cleveland Wellness Center

Clinic at AHF’s Cleveland Healthcare Center will provide free screenings for STDs, HIV on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM CLEVELAND (June 20, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened its newest Wellness Center in Cleveland last week, offering free, confidential screenings for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from its location in the AHF Healthcare…