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2008-07-24 21:00:34

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which provides AIDS care and treatment services to more than 79,000 individuals in 20 countries worldwide, lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation (today's House vote to concur on the Senate amended House PEPFAR bill: 303 to 115) re-authorizing PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), the successful US global AIDS program. Earlier today, the House took the Senate version of the bill as its own and passed the bill as...

2008-07-21 21:00:35

A chart prepared by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) (www.aidshealth.org), which provides AIDS care and treatment services to more than 79,000 individuals in 20 countries worldwide, shows how the Senate version of legislation to re-authorize PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), the successful US global AIDS program, will be able to save five to seven million lives over the next five years. The program is on pace to treat two million people by the end of this year. The...

2008-07-18 00:00:10

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Wednesday to triple spending for a much-acclaimed program that has treated and protected millions in Africa and elsewhere from the scourges of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.The 80-16 vote committed the United States to spending up to $48 billion over the next five years for the most ambitious foreign public health program ever launched by the United States.The legislation would replace and expand the current $15 billion act that...

2008-07-16 21:00:00

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) (www.aidshealth.org), which provides AIDS care and treatment services to more than 79,000 individuals in 20 countries worldwide, applauded the U.S. Senate for passing the legislation (vote: 80/16) re-authorizing PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), the successful US global AIDS program. AHF lauded the Senate for prioritizing lifesaving treatment through its restoration of a provision in the current law that more than half of the funding be...

2008-07-15 12:01:00

Once a month, Jane Nandawula walks seven miles from her home to an AIDS clinic in Kasasa, a ramshackle collection of storefronts and huts clinging to a roadside in southwestern Uganda. There, in a tidy concrete building set back from the highway, she meets friends, gets tips on hygiene, learns about a healthy diet, and picks up her monthly dose of anti-retroviral [ARV] drugs , which help keep her HIV in check. "I was getting sick over and over -- fever, coughing, colds," says the mother of...

2008-07-07 18:00:31

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today lauded a recent San Francisco study which documented a significant increase in HIV testing rates among high-risk groups who have not had to undergo written consent for the procedure, a study finding which supports a change in testing protocol that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first recommended in its revised 2006 guidelines for HIV testing, but a change that has not been widely adopted nationwide. As part of the study, which was first published...

2008-06-27 00:02:36

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is calling upon the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to immediately release its latest incidence of HIV infections in the United States after an editorial in the respected British medical journal, The Lancet, and recent public remarks by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), raised serious new questions about the actual incidence of HIV in the US. The CDC has withheld its data from 2005 (the...

2008-06-20 21:00:22

A group of over 150 AIDS Mexican advocates and activists held a passionate protest and advocacy march yesterday in Mexico City to demand that Mexico's Secretary of Health declare a national state of emergency for HIV/AIDS due to the steep cost and limited availability of lifesaving antiretroviral drugs throughout Mexico. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) the largest US-based AIDS group and operator of free AIDS treatment clinics in the US, Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean -- including...

2008-01-24 15:00:50

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will mark the opening of its newest 'Out of the Closet' thrift store and 'AHF Pharmacy' location with a grand opening event on-site at 2097 Wilton Drive on Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m. This festive community open house will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments, entertainment and, of course, the chance for shoppers to be among the first to discover the unique finds and hidden treasures...

2007-01-09 12:01:33

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS healthcare, prevention and education provider in the United States which operates free AIDS treatment clinics in the U.S., Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia, including 14 healthcare centers in California and Florida -- two of which are in the Bay Area (AHF/Magic Johnson Clinics in Oakland & San Francisco) is sponsoring "AfricAlive: Portraits of Success," a traveling exhibit of 35 life-size...


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