Monthly Archives: December 2016

AHF lauds the research community on an experimental Ebola vaccine that showed 100% efficacy in a clinical trial

LOS ANGELES (December 28, 2016) – Today AHF lauded the publication of clinical trial results in the journal Lancet which showed 100% efficacy in preventing Ebola virus infection among study participants who received an experimental vaccine in Sierra Leone and Guinea. An international consortium of scientists set out to test the effectiveness of a candidate…

AHF Helps Patients above the Arctic Circle

AHF Russia recently received a letter of thanks from a high-ranking official in Norilsk. Norilsk, a part of Russia’s biggest region, Krasnoyarsk Krai, is the northernmost city in the world with a population of 170,000 people located nearly 3,000 km (1,900 miles) northeast of Moscow. The temperature here, above the polar circle, can drop to…

Ethiopian Girls Empowered and Informed by AHF’s HIV Prevention Session

In partnership with Save Your Generation Ethiopia (SYGE), AHF Ethiopia presented young women working in a garment factory with information about HIV transmission and prevention. The event was held at Haile Garment Factory on Oct. 1. HIV prevalence among these young women is disproportionately high, because many face sexual violence and forced or early marriage….

AHF Vietnam Co-host a Workshop on Streamlined HIV Testing

In some places blood drawn from a vein is still being used to test for HIV, even though the World Health Organization’s latest recommendations say finger prick rapid tests are more convenient and less painful to clients.   To encourage wider adoption of finger prick testing by health facilities, AHF Vietnam held a workshop on…

AHF’s 2017 Rose Parade Float to Honor Victims, Survivors and Families of Orlando Nightclub Attack

‘To Honor & Remember Orlando’ In the wake of the attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June that left 49 dead and scores injured, AHF is dedicating its entry in the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda to honor the memory of those lost to the senseless violence as well as survivors, families…

AHF Advocacy in India

India remains a challenging country for HIV/AIDS advocacy with low treatment coverage rates and outdated testing models, but recently a small AHF delegation made promising inroads with key decision makers in the country, which will hopefully lead to a stronger relationship with the Indian government and positive policy change. In Delhi, AHF’s Chief of Global…

AHF Blasts Pfizer Over Shortage of Syphilis Medication Bicillin on Heels of CDC Report Showing Skyrocketing Infection Rates; Pregnant women at particular risk

This is second time this year that Pfizer has had a shortage of Bicillin, its key syphilis drug, available or in stock; Pregnant women with syphilis remain at particular risk of passing infection on to newborns if Pfizer’s medication Bicillin L-A is not available.  “There is simply no excuse for a company the size of Pfizer…

AHF’s Keep The Promise Marches and Concerts Bring Out Celebrities, Thousands of HIV/AIDS Advocates for World AIDS Day

AHF Kicked Off Series of Worldwide Events Commemorating World AIDS Day with Keep the Promise LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2016) – On November 30th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) began its World AIDS Day initiative, Around the Globe in a Day, with Keep the Promise in Los Angeles, CA. Keep the Promise, which welcomed thousands…