Monthly Archives: January 2017

AHF Welcomes Dr. Leleka Doonquah to its DC & Maryland Healthcare Centers

Respected longtime Washington Area HIV Specialist to see patients at AHF’s Temple Hills, Maryland Healthcare Center and its Benning Road, NE, Healthcare Center. WASHINGTON, DC (January 19, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today announces that Leleka Doonquah, MD has joined its team in the Greater Washington D.C. area. She will be serving patients at AHF’s…

AHF Joins MSF in Calling on the Global Fund to Halt Transitioning out of Middle Income Countries

LOS ANGELES (January 18, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) calls on the Global Fund to urgently revise its eligibility formula and freeze the transitioning out of Middle Income Countries (MICs) until the allocation system can be revised to better meet the needs of countries affected by AIDS, TB and malaria. AHF joins Médecins Sans Frontières…

AHF To Commemorate MLK Holiday At Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country

LOS ANGELES (January 13, 2017) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed on January 16th by participating in MLK parades and hosting free HIV awareness and testing events in almost a dozen U.S. cities across the country, including Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Miami,…

AHF: NIH Finally Waking up to Drawbacks of PrEP

CNBC article reports, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last week that it was entering the first-ever global clinical trial of an injectable HIV-prevention drug called cabotegravir.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH, said: “The ultimate reason for the trial is that many people…

AHF’s 2017 Rose Parade float honors Pulse Nightclub victims; wins Lathrop K. Leishman award

LOS ANGELES (January 4, 2017)—AHF celebrated the opening moments of the new year at the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena on Monday, where its float entry was dedicated to the 49 individuals who were killed in the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando, FL last June. The award-winning float, titled “To Honor and Remember Orlando” and created…

A Gold Medal for HIV Testing at the Figure Skating Championship in Russia

The city of Chelyabinsk in Russia recently hosted the National Figure Skating Championship, where AHF Russia provided over 300 HIV tests to attendees in partnership with the Chelyabinsk Region AIDS Center and a local organization called “There’s an Opinion!’   The event took place on Dec. 23-25 at the Tractor Ice Hockey Arena. The activity…

AHF Nigeria Turns 5, Hits 1 Million HIV Tests Milestone

AHF Nigeria hit a milestone in December 2016 of providing free rapid HIV tests to 1 million Nigerians over five years. This outstanding accomplishment comes on the heels of the just-concluded 2016 World AIDS Day commemoration and coincides with the country program’s fifth anniversary.    As of Dec. 1, 2016, a total of 1,008,752 persons…

AHF Brings Services to the Community in a Zambian Township

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) officially opened Makhululu AHF clinic in Kabwe, Zambia on Oct. 21, 2016. Makhululu compound is one of the largest townships in Africa with a population of more than 60,000. Many of its residents struggle to make ends meet due to high poverty levels and one of the highest HIV prevalence rates…