Monthly Archives: April 2017

New York Times Magazine Publishes Feature Story on AHF, Michael Weinstein

Original article title: “The C.E.O. of H.I.V.” New York Times Magazine BY CHRISTOPHER GLAZEK APRIL 26, 2017 Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him? Last May, at the height of the Democratic presidential campaign, two weeks…

Atlanta declares April 20th “AHF Know Your Status Tour Day”

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 25, 2017) – AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) Know Your Status Tour (KYST) kicked into high gear at Clark Atlanta University’s last Thursday, where over 1,000 Atlanta University Center students packed the Juanita Powell Baranco Multi Purpose Room to capacity.  Created by AHF in 2016 to help spread awareness to HBCU students…

AHF Screens Hurricane Relief Doc Matthew at Silicon Beach Film Festival

Short documentary film follows AHF’s first responders in Haiti in the critical days after Hurricane Matthew LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2016) — In the days following October 2016’s Hurricane Matthew that left hundreds of thousands of Haitians homeless and without food, clothing, electricity and water, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was among the first to spring…

AHF, Advocates to World Bank: Fix Faulty Middle Income Country Designations!

$2.86 per day is Not Middle-income! World Bank PROTEST Friday, April 21st DC PROTEST—12noon to 1pm—Edward R. Murrow Park, across from World Bank—1818 H St., NW WASHINGTON (April 20, 2017) As officials gather for the Spring Meeting of the World Bank Group this week in Washington, DC, social justice and HIV/AIDS advocates, including those from…

AHF Backs $300 Million Fund to Contain Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today offered its backing for a special $300 million fund in the US Department of Health and Human Services to contain and eradicate future emerging infectious disease epidemics.  “When an outbreak of an infectious disease occurs, time is of the essence.  We learned a tragic lesson 30…

AIDS Activists Protest Funding Cuts in Baton Rouge, LA

Despite Highest HIV & AIDS Rates in the Nation, Mayor’s Office defunds respected HIV medical provider caring for over 30% of Baton Rouge’s HIV/AIDS patients.  AIDS activists & patients to protest Mayor Sharon Weston Broome and the City of Baton Rouge for failing to renew AHF’s Ryan White Contract. Protest follows federal lawsuit filed Monday…

AHF Files Federal Lawsuit Against Baton Rouge After Mayor’s Office Defunds Key HIV/AIDS Care Provider

AHF—which cares for approximately 30% of Baton Rouge’s HIV/AIDS patients at two AHF clinics— asserts that the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge acted in an arbitrary, capricious and illegal manner when it refused to renew AHF’s Ryan White Part A Contract, an action that threatens the delivery of care and treatment to…

ATLANTA: AHF, HIV Activists Protest CDC Defunding of Local HIV Service Programs [PHOTOS]

ATLANTA (April 10, 2017) — Following a recent decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to defund local, community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations that work within communities of color, including AID Atlanta, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and over 100 HIV/AIDS activists held a peaceful demonstration on Friday, April 7th at 12:30 PM outside the…

AHF Supports Senator Sanders’ Call for ‘Medicare-for-all’

In an email to constituents nationwide, US Senator & former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced intentions to introduce legislation calling for a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care plan. In January, US Representative John Conyers (D-Michigan), introduced a similar Medicare-for-all bill. WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced today its strong support for legislation that…