Monthly Archives: June 2017

AHF Urges Congress to Maintain U.S. Leadership on Global AIDS

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2017)—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) staff, clients and advocates pounded the halls of the U.S. Congress on June 20-23 shoring up bipartisan support for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The U.S. helps fund critically needed lifesaving antiretroviral treatment…

S. FL Community Leaders + AHF Take To Streets Outside Sen. Rubio’s Office to Protest Proposed Medicaid Cuts

U.S. Senate’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill is certain to wreak havoc on US fight against HIV/AIDS.  Bill is unveiled a day after AIDSVu’s latest heat map of HIV incidence county-by-county nationwide shows epidemic’s growing reach, particularly in the South.   MIAMI (June 27, 2017) On the heels of the U.S. Senate’s vote on…

AHF Expands HIV Services to Liberty City in FL’s Miami-Dade County

MIAMI, FL (June 26, 2017) In continuing to address the increasing HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Florida, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is expanding its services in Miami-Dade county, opening a new health care center in Miami’s Liberty City community. Located at 1498 NW 54th Street, Suite C, Miami, the new center officially opened on Saturday, June…

HIV/AIDS Activists Protest Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s Decision to Block HIV Funding from AHF

Despite highest HIV & AIDS Rates in the country,  Baton Rouge Mayor Weston Broome denies federal funding to AHF, despite caring for over 30% of Baton Rouge’s HIV/AIDS patients. Protest follows federal lawsuit filed in April by AHF seeking to overturn the cuts amid several unsuccessful attempts by AHF to meet with Mayor Broome to offer…

CA Court Dismisses Case on Punitive L.A. County Audits; County Admits AHF Did Not Overbill for Patient Services

Los Angeles County admitted its two audits did not reflect AHF’s significant out-of-pocket costs to serve eligible patients.  County was seeking to recover over $5.2 million from AHF, but admitted to federal officials that, “A review of AHF’s general ledger for the audited time periods revealed over 6 million dollars in unreimbursed, appropriate and allowable…

Russia Launches new AIDS Action Plan

In a hopeful step toward addressing the AIDS epidemic in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently signed the “Action Plan to Implement the Strategy to Fight HIV.” Civil society groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), many of whom partner with AHF Russia, were involved in various stages leading up to the development of the plan, including…

Testing Marathon Earns AHF Mexico a Medal

From the break of dawn and well into the evening hours, amid the hustle and bustle of urban life people queued up in parks, city squares and busy streets across Mexico City and in other parts of the country to get tested for HIV during the second annual “Pruebatón” on June 10. “Pruebatón” roughly translates…

Giggles, Sneers and Insights: Delhi’s Youth Ponder Condoms

A young man recently took to the streets of Delhi with a camera to ask a simple question, is talking publically about condoms still taboo in India? The video produced to promote AHF India’s newly opened Free Condom Store sparked a conversation on the streets and on social media. On Facebook, the post has been…

Medicaid Changes in U.S. Senate’s Health Bill Are ‘Gasoline on the Fire of U.S. AIDS Epidemic’

U.S. Senate’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill is certain to wreak havoc on US fight against HIV/AIDS.  Bill is unveiled a day after AIDSVu’s latest heat map of HIV incidence county-by-county nationwide shows epidemic’s growing reach, particularly in the South. WASHINGTON (June 22, 2017) In response to the release of the U.S. Senate version…

Gay City News: Fraud Suit Against AIDS Healthcare Foundation Nixed

US judge finds no evidence of illegal kickbacks in HIV-positive patient referral June 22, 2017 by Duncan Osborne A federal judge in Miami has dismissed a fraud lawsuit brought against the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), finding that federal law allowed the agency to pay bonuses to its employees for linking clients who test positive for HIV…