Monthly Archives: November 2017

AHF & Heather Heyer Foundation Launch Youth Essay Contest; Winners to Ride on 2018 Rose Parade® Float

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death and in the wake of the Charlottesville, Virginia demonstrations where counter-protester Heather Heyer lost her life, AHF will dedicate its entry in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda to ‘Keeping the Promise’ with a float honoring Dr. King and other passionate social justice advocates like…

AHF Zimbabwe gets gold condoms for it’s first birthday

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Zimbabwe turned one this year and to mark the happy occasion, the celebration coincided with the launch of the gold-colored ICON condoms in the country. The Ministry of Health & Child Care, four major Harare universities and AHF Zimbabwe hosted the event on Sept. 23. The festivities consisted of a multi-team…

AHF Condom Bank spreads LOVE in Sierra Leone

Most banks are set up to take in deposits and issue loans—but AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) Condom Bank works quite differently. It strives to have nothing left in the vault at the end of the year and it measures success by how many condoms have been given out to shore up any shortages around the…

AHF Ukraine conquers Mont Blanc

In the thin atmosphere at the summit of Mont Blanc, as if on the steeple of the world, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Europe’s flag flutters in the frosty wind after four men scaled the snowy peak to test their courage and determination in the face of adversity. On Aug. 28, AHF Ukraine Country Program Director…

Breakthrough Ethiopia meeting sets stage for combatting HIV

After almost a year in the making, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Ethiopia – in coordination with multiple federal agencies and the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Alliance – held the first-ever HIV/AIDS High-level Stakeholders Meeting, showing nationwide solidarity in “Accelerating Momentum towards HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care.” The meeting in Addis Ababa on Oct. 5 drew…

Newsweek: “Puerto Ricans With HIV and AIDS Are Suffering In The Aftermath of Hurricane Maria”

By Christianna Silva 11/3/2017 Newsweek Carmen Cruz, the mayor of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, said the government is doing everything it can to get medical help to people with HIV/AIDS. She said they “stocked up” medications and other supplies before Hurricane Maria hit, but quickly ran through most of it. “We bought…

Kenya society unites to take on Big Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry has been in the spotlight for some time for its inability to provide reasonably priced medicine to those most in need, particularly in developing and least-developed countries. Making matters worse is a complex web of governmental and trade regulations that make progress painfully slow when lives are lost daily because patients cannot…

Rap Battles HIV in Russia

Russia’s immensely popular hip-hop artist Basta recently produced a short video encouraging young people to find out their HIV status. The clip features a soundtrack from one of his latest songs.  The video, which was co-sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Russia, shows Basta receiving a rapid HIV test, free LOVE condoms and educational materials…

New AHF Billboards Highlight Troubling Global HIV/AIDS Statistics Ahead of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1st

LOS ANGELES (November 2) In anticipation of World AIDS Day on December 1st, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has launched a new billboard outdoor advertising to call attention to the millions of people still affected by HIV/AIDS around the globe today.  Inspired by vintage fuel pump counters, the billboards draw attention to staggering statistics from UNAIDS…

AHF Faces Off with World Bank on MICs

World Bank policies might soon force many civil society organizations (CSO) in middle-income countries (MICs) to close as international donors transition their support to a much smaller pool of least-developed countries. At the same time, patients in MICs with life-threatening diseases like HIV and tuberculosis are forced to pay up to 10 times more for medicines…