Monthly Archives: September 2017

AHF Sends Cargo Plane With Generators, Supplies to Puerto Rico

Given the slow response of relief organizations, AHF will deploy resources to assist in the Puerto Rican relief efforts FT. LAUDERDALE (September 29, 2017) As the people of Puerto Rico continue to await much needed basic resources from relief agencies, following the devastating impact on the island, as a result of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria,…

AHF: CDC at Fault for Skyrocketing STD Rates, Must Rethink and Retool Prevention Efforts

 CDC releases alarming Sexually Transmitted Surveillance 2016 Report today, finding,  “… STDs at a record high, with staggering health consequences for millions of Americans.”  Last year, AHF harshly criticized the CDC for requesting less prevention funding for its 2017 budget and also asked CDC to develop an innovative and aggressive new national STD prevention campaign. …

New bill in Argentina doubles down on infectious disease treatment 

After intense advocacy by civil society, a bill in Argentina might soon make treatment for viral hepatitis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) available to all. It comes on the heels of another bill that expanded HIV treatment eligibility to all in 2015. On July 10, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Argentina, in coordination with government…

AHF sends lifesaving aid to Sierra Leone after mudslide buries the capital

Following deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is donating medicines and supplies, including food and toiletries to the relief effort. “It saddens us greatly to see the lives that have been shattered. It brings back painful memories of our struggle with Ebola a few years ago,” said AHF Sierra Leone Country Program Manager…

Hepatitis A Outbreak: L.A. City’s Homeless Policies a Threat

Beyond bleaching sidewalks, the City of Los Angeles should immediately deploy portable toilets and hand-washing stations and put a halt to rousting homeless encampments. “Concentrate instead on improving overall sanitary conditions,” said Michael Weinstein. LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today warned that an emerging outbreak of Hepatitis A in Los Angeles that…

Lesotho to World Bank: We need a better MIC

Words that spring to mind when you hear “middle-income country” (MIC) might be prosperity, self-sufficiency—or at least—comfort. But when considering MICs in developing parts of the world, the reality is far from those descriptors. Video: Take one minute to learn about MICs To shed light on this disparity and ensure the Global Fund to Fight…

Dancers get their groove on to fight HIV

Whether for ceremony or enjoyment, dance is one of the purest forms of self-expression and communication—so it’s no surprise that a recent dance initiative successfully reached Kenya’s youth with a message about HIV—its most vulnerable demographic. Twenty-eight groups from the largest informal settlements in Nairobi came together in July for the first-ever “Dunda Yangu Base…

Over 1,000 get tested in the Amazon

Each year, three bordering countries in the Amazon – Colombia, Peru and Brazil – meet in Leticia, Colombia to hold the Festival of the Amazon Co-fraternity, a celebration that promotes an exchange of indigenous and ethno-cultural traditions. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and partner organizations used the 2017 festival in July to launch a first-ever testing…

AHF Praises Senator Bernie Sanders, Senate Colleagues on Introduction of ‘Medicare For All’ Legislation

In a show of force, 15 fellow Senators co-sponsor the innovative health care bill Senator Sanders also recently endorsed the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act (State Issue 2), a November 2017 ballot issue to compel state agencies in Ohio to pay no more for their drugs than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…