Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the world. It provides free HIV treatment in 45 countries to more than 1.6 million patients. AHF delivers cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay.
Fight For The Living
Fight for the living and care for the dying
1986Friends Boldly Form “Stop the AIDS Quarantine Committee” 0% Rise in AIDS deaths from 1984 to 1985
1987Los Angeles AIDS Hospice Committee Demands Urgent Action Milestone AHF Is Founded "Anyone who has AIDS is more willing to die at home than die at USC."
1988Milestone AHF Opens First AIDS Hospice For Terminally Ill
1989"It is the fighting back...It is surviving and believing in the future..."
1990AIDS Hospice Foundation Changes Name to AIDS Healthcare Foundation Milestone AHF Launches “Out of the Closet” Thrift Store
1991Milestone First AHF Healthcare Center Opens For People With HIV/AIDS
1993"But perhaps the...most astonishing lesson is that if we fight, we can win."
19950 AIDS deaths in 1995 — the leading killer of all Americans aged 25 to 44
Treatment = Life
An Innovative Campaign
Aggressive Advocacy Is Hallmark of AHF
1997Milestone AHF Unveils Innovative “Treatment = Life” Campaign
1998AHF Opens Pioneering WeHo Lounge 0 Number of patient visits at AHF clinics in 1998
1999Milestone AHF Expands Life-Saving Work Outside California
Milestone First AHF Pharmacy Opens
2001AHF Grows Community-Based HIV/AIDS Services Nationwide
2002"...to prove that the poorest of the poor have the same need as a person who has money, and that they want to live."
Milestone First AHF Global Clinic Opens At the time, some incorrectly thought "...that you could deal with this problem with normal eating, exercise..."
AHF Fights to Lower Exorbitant Drug Prices
2003Milestone AHF Plays Key Role In President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
20040% Rate of HIV medication adherence in AHF’s South Africa clinic one year after opening
2005AHF Serves 27,000 Clients in Seven Countries
2006AHF Challenges Power Brokers to Make HIV Treatment More Accessible
2007"[Weinstein] said...I feel that even under the circumstances, we have to do this."
AHF Demands Pharma Giant Not “Trade Human Lives For Profits”
Keep the Promise
Keeping the Promise on AIDS
Rand Corporation Finds AHF Extraordinarily Effective
2009AHF Enters the Condom Business AHF Starts “International Condom Day” 0 Number of Americans with an unknown HIV infection
Month-Long “Testing Millions” Campaign Shatters Myths
2010Milestone AHF Initiates Cutting-Edge “Test and Treat” Model 0Million Love condoms distributed by AHF
2011"Advocacy must be forceful enough to overcome all the prejudices working against it."
Ninety-Six Cents of Every Dollar Earned Go To HIV Services "Keep your eye on the prize. The prize is towards global AIDS control... We cannot be defeated."
2012AHF’s Rose Parade Float Raises HIV/AIDS Awareness Across U.S. “Condom Nation” Showcases Safer Sex Nationwide Milestone AHF’s “Keep the Promise” March and Concert in Washington D.C. 0Million The number of AIDS deaths around the world
2013AHF Utilizes Social Media Platforms Worldwide San Francisco Voters Approve AHF’s “Fair Drug Pricing” Initiative "If we can get a cold can of Coke to any part of Africa, we can certainly deliver AIDS treatment."
Milestone AHF Initiates Ambitious “20×20” Global Campaign Milestone AHF Successfully Lobbies for Congressional Reauthorization of PEPFAR
2014Milestone AHF Kicks Off “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” Campaign AHF Turns Spotlight on Pharmaceutical Greed AHF Fights Las Vegas Law Banning Mobile HIV Testing AHF Demands Urgent Response to Ebola Crisis "AHF is the last foundation that remains in Russia from abroad...AHF is the last piece of serenity."
2015AHF Establishes “AHF Federation” AHF Serves More Than 500,000 Around The Globe
2018AHF Reaches 1 Million Patients Served