Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF Pharmacy Hosts Grand Opening For New Chelsea Location!

NEW YORK (May 25, 2017) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the U.S., which currently provides care and/or services to more than 729,000 individuals in 39 countries worldwide, continues to grow in New York.  Now serving over 13,000 HIV+/- clients in New York through its five Healthcare Centers – led…

AHF Europe: 50,000 in Care and Climbing

Photo: AHF Europe Bureau recently met in Amsterdam, the Netherlands In April, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Europe crossed a momentous milestone – 50,000 patients in care in partnership with the region’s national treatment programs. AHF-supported sites in Russia and Ukraine account for the majority of these clients. The achievement is particularly remarkable because Eastern Europe and Central…

AHF-supported School in China Graduates First Class

Hu Zetao, a teenage boy from Linfen, China is among the students of the first graduating class at the Red Ribbon boarding school for HIV positive children. Hu was born with HIV and has spent the past 11 years at the school, which cares for and shelters children shunned and abandoned by their communities because…

AHF Supports Long Beach Pride!

LONG BEACH (MAY 22, 2017) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, joined the Long Beach LGBTQ community in celebrating the 2017 Gay Pride season through its planned participation in two dozen Pride events across the country. Founded in Los Angeles as AIDS Hospice Foundation in 1987 to provide a facility for the…

NYC: Advocates Protest Pfizer Over Third Shortage of Key Syphilis Medication in One Year

This is the drug giant’s third shortage or stock out in less than one year of Bicillin L-A, Pfizer’s key syphilis drug; pregnant women with syphilis remain at particular risk of passing infection on to their newborns unless Bicillin L-A is available for treatment. NEW YORK (May 18, 2017) Health advocates from AHF and other…

‘Out of the Closet’ Thrift Store Opens in St. Petersburg, FL

AHF’s newly built flagship facility in St. Petersburg’s Skyway Marina District offers a thrift store, free HIV testing, and AHF Pharmacy  For a limited time, shoppers who take an HIV test at the new site can register to win a 2017 Vespa Sprint Scooter ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 15, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened…

AHF China Summits Great Wall for 30th Anniversary

Staff from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) China ventured to the top of the Great Wall’s Jiankou section to commemorate AHF’s 30 years of providing patient-centered care and lifesaving treatment to those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world. The group chose one of the most dangerous and unique sections of the Wall in Beijing to symbolize…

AHF Launches Virtual Free Condom Store in India

Condoms are much easier to get in India now thanks to the free online condom store recently launched by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) India Cares. India is home to the world’s third largest population of HIV positive people (over 2.1 million). Even though the HIV prevalence rate is dropping, the demand for condoms remains high,…

Indonesia and AHF Collaborate on Policy Change

During a recent trip to the Asia-Pacific region, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Senior Vice President Peter Reis met with several Indonesian officials in West Java, the country’s most populous province, to outline future HIV/AIDS collaboration between AHF and the provincial government. West Java’s Vice Governor H. Deddy Mizwar and Reis spoke about convening a meeting…