What to know about AHF Africa
Despite declines in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths, Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most heavily affected region, according to UNAIDS. In 2011, an estimated 23.5 million people living with HIV were in Sub-Saharan Africa, representing 69% of the total number of people living with HIV worldwide. AHF joined with local partners and opened the Ithembalabantu – “People’s Hope” healthcare center in Durban, South Africa in 2002 – its first healthcare center outside of the United States which has been the model for the organization’s global healthcare operations ever since. Now providing treatment or care to 90,361 clients in Africa, AHF operates and supports healthcare centers in: South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eswatini, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Treatment services are in development in Liberia and Lesotho and will be open soon.
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,000,000 people in 43 countries. We are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships. Generating new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy has been the hallmark of our success. We are currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who are unaware they are infected. By advocating big goals–such as having 1 billion people tested each year–AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement new programs in communities across the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the aim of saving more lives.