Monthly Archives: November 2017

AHF’s World AIDS Day Concert in S. FL to Feature Sheila E., Yandel, Becky G., San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

Miami concert on Friday, December 1st at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater will be co-hosted by Puerto Rican Comedian Aida Rodriquez. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz will appear to give an update on Puerto Rico and will receive AHF’s 2017 Humanitarian Award for her courage and leadership following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During the concert, AHF will…

AHF Mexico Rock-solid After Quakes

Three major earthquakes shook Mexico in September, killing almost 400 people. Most devastation resulted from the 8.1-magnitude quake in Oaxaca on Sep. 7, followed by a 7.1 temblor near Mexico City on Sep. 19. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Mexico personnel live and work in the affected communities, which are also home to some of the…

AHF Nepal Advocacy Shines Nationwide

National Condom Day AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Nepal and partners upheld a longstanding tradition of HIV awareness and the promotion of safer sex practices by sponsoring five events nationwide during the 23rd National Condom Day (NCD) on Oct. 7. The events attracted over 4,300 people from all over the country. Over 24,000 condoms were distributed…

Knockout Punch to HIV

Former professional boxer Vitaly Klitschko is no stranger to a tough battle. Throughout his 47-bout career, including 41 knockout wins and a heavyweight championship, he was arguably the most fearsome fighter on the planet. Now, alongside AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Ukraine, he brings that same fighting spirit to battle against HIV as Kyiv’s mayor. On…

Win $5K in Scholarships & Grants Through The ‘Stand Against Hate’ Youth Essay Contest!

Winners to Ride on 2018 Rose Parade® Float Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on New Year’s Day ESSAY DEADLINE: Monday, November 27th AHF and the Heather Heyer Foundation continue call for entries in a nationwide youth essay contest posing the question: “What are you doing to stand against hate in your community?” 3 winning…

AHF: Global Fund Continues to Discriminate Against Poor Countries

The Global Fund continues to rely on Gross National Income (GNI), the World Bank’s faulty country income classification system, to determine which countries are eligible for lifesaving aid. Under the present system, countries where average income is $2.76 per day are considered middle-income. The new Global Fund Executive Director should end the policy that transitions…

Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled to Perform Live at Free World AIDS Day Concert & AHF 30th Anniversary Celebration in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 21, 2017) To commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st and celebrate its 30th anniversary, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, will host a series of events across the world to continue to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS. The activities will include free concerts in Haiti, Mexico…

Fair-goers trade a fingerpick for peace of mind

A big advantage of rapid HIV testing is that it can be done just about anywhere, quickly and conveniently. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Rwanda embraced this approach and set up shop in an unexpected place – the 2017 International Trade Fair in Kigali. Among a throng of over 400 exhibitors, AHF Rwanda ran one of…

Check out all the actions from India!

Recently, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) India and Impulse India organized Delhi’s 3rd Queer Flash Mob in collaboration with Harmless Hugs and Planets Dance Academy to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS. After four months of practice, 25 participants performed their choreographed routine for hundreds of surprised mall goers on Sep. 17. The story has received wide media…

LA Blade Editorial: “AIDS at 37 Remains a Scourge”

The Los Angeles Blade  Editorial by AHF President Michael Weinstein 11/17/2017   AIDS is about to turn 37—it approaches middle age. Still a major killer—more than one million people died of AIDS last year. But tamed in comparison to its youth: 1.8 million new infections this year, down from three million 10 years ago. Nevertheless,…