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.
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
1989At 39, AHF Co-Founder Chris Brownlie Dies of AIDS "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
1992AHF Brings Care to Underserved South L.A.
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
In U.S., AIDS Deaths Spike to All-Time High
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 AIDS Takes More Than Two Million Lives Worldwide
Milestone First AHF Pharmacy Opens
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 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..."
AHF Fights to Lower Exorbitant Drug Prices
2003Milestone AHF Plays Key Role In President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief AHF Sues Major Pharmaceutical Companies
2004“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
2005AHF Serves 27,000 Clients in Seven Countries
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” AHF Establishes Cutting-Edge Marketing Division
Keep the Promise
Keeping the Promise on AIDS
Rand Corporation Finds AHF Extraordinarily Effective
2009AHF Opens “All-in-One” HIV/AIDS Facility 0 Number of Americans with an unknown HIV infection
Month-Long “Testing Millions” Campaign Shatters Myths AHF Creates Impulse Group
2010Milestone AHF Initiates Cutting-Edge “Test and Treat” Model AHF Conducts “Testing America” Tour 0Million Love condoms distributed by AHF
AHF Successfully Defends PEPFAR in Washington D.C.
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 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."
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 AHF Performs Two Million Free HIV Tests Around the Globe "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
2017AHF Serves 838,000 Patients in 39 Nations