A Historical

Timeline of AHF

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the world. It provides free HIV treatment in 39 countries to more than 820,000 patients. AHF delivers cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay.

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1983
1986-1995
FIRST ERA

Fight For The Living

Fight for the living and care for the dying

No One Understands What Is Yet to Come

No One Understands What Is Yet to Come

1986
Friends Boldly Form “Stop the AIDS Quarantine Committee”

Friends Boldly Form “Stop the AIDS Quarantine Committee”

0% Rise in AIDS deaths from 1984 to 1985

Rise in AIDS deaths from 1984 to 1985

1987
Los Angeles AIDS Hospice Committee Demands Urgent Action

Los Angeles AIDS Hospice Committee Demands Urgent Action

Milestone AHF Is Founded

AHF Is Founded

"Anyone who has AIDS is more willing to die at home than die at USC." -Ron Rose, AIDS Activist

December 87 Quote

1988
Milestone AHF Opens First AIDS Hospice For Terminally Ill

AHF Opens First AIDS Hospice For Terminally Ill

1989
At 39, AHF Co-Founder Chris Brownlie Dies of AIDS

At 39, AHF Co-Founder Chris Brownlie Dies of AIDS

"It is the fighting back...It is surviving and believing in the future..." -Excerpt of poem, "AIDS," by Chris Brownlie, Co-Founder of AHF

Dec 89 Quote

1990
AIDS Hospice Foundation Changes Name to AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Hospice Foundation Changes Name to AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Milestone AHF Launches “Out of the Closet” Thrift Store

AHF Launches “Out of the Closet” Thrift Store

1991
Milestone First AHF Healthcare Center Opens For People With HIV/AIDS

First AHF Healthcare Center Opens For People With HIV/AIDS

1992
AHF Brings Care to Underserved South L.A.

AHF Brings Care to Underserved South L.A.

1993
"But perhaps the...most astonishing lesson is that if we fight, we can win." -Chris Brownlie, Co-Founder of AHF

January 93 Quote

780 Terminally-Ill Patients Cared For at Chris Brownlie Hospice

780 Terminally-Ill Patients Cared For at Chris Brownlie Hospice

1994
AHF Provides Outpatient Care Across Los Angeles

AHF Provides Outpatient Care Across Los Angeles

1995
AHF Establishes Nation’s First Capitated Managed Care Program

AHF Establishes Nation’s First Capitated Managed Care Program

AHF Operates Three Community-Based Hospices

AHF Operates Three Community-Based Hospices

0 AIDS deaths in 1995 — the leading killer of all Americans aged 25 to 44

AIDS deaths in 1995 — the leading killer of all Americans aged 25 to 44

In U.S., AIDS Deaths Spike to All-Time High

In U.S., AIDS Deaths Spike to All-Time High

1996-1999
SECOND ERA
GO TO

Next
Era

2000
2000-2007
THIRD ERA

Think Global

Sharing Expertise

Milestone AHF Co-Founder Michael Weinstein Goes to South Africa

AHF Co-Founder Michael Weinstein Goes to South Africa

0Million South Africans infected by HIV in 2000 — the largest single HIV population in the world

South Africans infected by HIV in 2000 — the largest single HIV population in the world

Milestone First AHF Pharmacy Opens

First AHF Pharmacy Opens

AHF Partners With Basketball Legend Magic Johnson

AHF Partners With Basketball Legend Magic Johnson

2001
AHF Grows Community-Based HIV/AIDS Services Nationwide

AHF Grows Community-Based HIV/AIDS Services Nationwide

2002
AHF Launches “AIDS Therapeutic Treatment Now”

AHF Launches “AIDS Therapeutic Treatment Now”

"...to prove that the poorest of the poor have the same need as a person who has money, and that they want to live." -Diana Hoorzuk, Global Vice Chair, on AHF's first clinic in Durban, South Africa

September 2002 Quote

Milestone First AHF Global Clinic Opens

First AHF Global Clinic Opens

AHF Delivers Free HIV Drug Treatment to Africa

AHF Delivers Free HIV Drug Treatment to Africa

At the time, some incorrectly thought "...that you could deal with this problem with normal eating, exercise..." -Dr. Muse Gumede, South Africa

November 2002 Quote

AHF Fights to Lower Exorbitant Drug Prices

AHF Fights to Lower Exorbitant Drug Prices

2003
Milestone AHF Plays Key Role In President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

AHF Plays Key Role In President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

AHF Sues Major Pharmaceutical Companies

AHF Sues Major Pharmaceutical Companies

2004
“AIDS Therapeutic Treatment Now” Advocates for Lower Drug Prices

“AIDS Therapeutic Treatment Now” Advocates for Lower Drug Prices

0% Rate of HIV medication adherence in AHF’s South Africa clinic one year after opening

Rate of HIV medication adherence in AHF’s South Africa clinic one year after opening

2005
AHF Serves 27,000 Clients in Seven Countries

AHF Serves 27,000 Clients in Seven Countries

2006
AHF Challenges Power Brokers to Make HIV Treatment More Accessible

AHF Challenges Power Brokers to Make HIV Treatment More Accessible

AHF Serves 53,000 Patients In 15 Countries

AHF Serves 53,000 Patients In 15 Countries

2007
"[Weinstein] said...I feel that even under the circumstances, we have to do this." -Peter Reis, Senior Vice President, recalling conversation with Michael Weinstein regarding AHF's financial crisis stemming from its global expansion

Jan 2007 Quote

AHF Demands Pharma Giant Not “Trade Human Lives For Profits”

AHF Demands Pharma Giant Not “Trade Human Lives For Profits”

AHF Establishes Cutting-Edge Marketing Division

AHF Establishes Cutting-Edge Marketing Division

2008-Present
FOURTH ERA
GO TO

Next
Era

2008
2008-Present
FOURTH ERA

Keep the Promise

Keeping the Promise on AIDS

AHF Demands Universal Access to HIV Treatment

AHF Demands Universal Access to HIV Treatment

First “Out of the Closet” Store Opens Outside California

First “Out of the Closet” Store Opens Outside California

0$ The medical cost of each new HIV infection

The medical cost of each new HIV infection

Rand Corporation Finds AHF Extraordinarily Effective

Rand Corporation Finds AHF Extraordinarily Effective

2009
AHF Enters the Condom Business

AHF Enters the Condom Business

AHF Starts “International Condom Day”

AHF Starts “International Condom Day”

AHF Opens “All-in-One” HIV/AIDS Facility

AHF Opens “All-in-One” HIV/AIDS Facility

0 Number of Americans with an unknown HIV infection

Number of Americans with an unknown HIV infection

Month-Long “Testing Millions” Campaign Shatters Myths

Month-Long “Testing Millions” Campaign Shatters Myths

AHF Creates Impulse Group

AHF Creates Impulse Group

2010
Milestone AHF Initiates Cutting-Edge “Test and Treat” Model

AHF Initiates Cutting-Edge “Test and Treat” Model

AHF Conducts “Testing America” Tour

AHF Conducts “Testing America” Tour

0Million Love condoms distributed by AHF

Love condoms distributed by AHF

AHF Successfully Defends PEPFAR in Washington D.C.

AHF Successfully Defends PEPFAR in Washington D.C.

2011
AHF Advocates For Lower-Income Patients

AHF Advocates For Lower-Income Patients

"Advocacy must be forceful enough to overcome all the prejudices working against it." -AHF Statement of Principles on Prevention

Jan 2011 Quote

Ninety-Six Cents of Every Dollar Earned Go To HIV Services

Ninety-Six Cents of Every Dollar Earned Go To HIV Services

AHF Is Largest HIV/AIDS Service Provider in the World

AHF Is Largest HIV/AIDS Service Provider in the World

"Keep your eye on the prize. The prize is towards global AIDS control... We cannot be defeated." -Michael Weinstein, AHF President

Dec 2011 Quote

2012
AHF’s Rose Parade Float Raises HIV/AIDS Awareness Across U.S.

AHF’s Rose Parade Float Raises HIV/AIDS Awareness Across U.S.

“Condom Nation” Showcases Safer Sex Nationwide

“Condom Nation” Showcases Safer Sex Nationwide

Milestone AHF’s “Keep the Promise” March and Concert in Washington D.C.

AHF’s “Keep the Promise” March and Concert in Washington D.C.

0Million The number of AIDS deaths around the world

The number of AIDS deaths around the world

2013
Atlanta Non-Profits & AHF Demand Lower HIV Drug Prices

Atlanta Non-Profits & AHF Demand Lower HIV Drug Prices

AHF Utilizes Social Media Platforms Worldwide

AHF Utilizes Social Media Platforms Worldwide

AHF Performs Two Million Free HIV Tests Around the Globe

AHF Performs Two Million Free HIV Tests Around the Globe

San Francisco Voters Approve AHF’s “Fair Drug Pricing” Initiative

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." -Joep Lange, AIDS Researcher

Nov 2013 Quote

Milestone AHF Initiates Ambitious “20×20” Global Campaign

AHF Initiates Ambitious “20×20” Global Campaign

Milestone AHF Successfully Lobbies for Congressional Reauthorization of PEPFAR

AHF Successfully Lobbies for Congressional Reauthorization of PEPFAR

2014
Milestone AHF Kicks Off “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” Campaign

AHF Kicks Off “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” Campaign

AHF Turns Spotlight on Pharmaceutical Greed

AHF Turns Spotlight on Pharmaceutical Greed

AHF Fights Las Vegas Law Banning Mobile HIV Testing

AHF Fights Las Vegas Law Banning Mobile HIV Testing

AHF Demands Urgent Response to Ebola Crisis

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." -Dr. Larissa Badreieva, AHF Medical Coordinator

Dec 2014 Quote

AHF Continues To Serve Eastern Europe Patients During Political Turmoil

AHF Continues To Serve Eastern Europe Patients During Political Turmoil

2015
AHF Establishes “AHF Federation”

AHF Establishes “AHF Federation”

AHF Fights Corporate Greed Over 340B Legislation

AHF Fights Corporate Greed Over 340B Legislation

AHF Serves More Than 500,000 Around The Globe

AHF Serves More Than 500,000 Around The Globe

2016
AHF’s “Keep the Promise” March and Concert in South Africa

AHF’s “Keep the Promise” March and Concert in South Africa

AHF Performs 4.8 Million Free HIV Tests Worldwide

AHF Performs 4.8 Million Free HIV Tests Worldwide

2017
AHF Serves 838,000 Patients in 39 Nations

AHF Serves 838,000 Patients in 39 Nations