AHF joins the mission stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in order to promote the efforts from civil society, governments and private initiatives with the aim of eradicating HIV/AIDS from the world before the year 2030.
AHF finances its operations through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, health care contracts and other strategic associations in the United States, thus generating our own resources in order to allocate them to respond to HIV/AIDS in the United States, Latin America and The Caribbean, Asia and Europe. You can find out more at www.aidshealth.org
This allows us to apply over 5 million rapid HIV tests every year worldwide, deliver more than 90 million condoms for free and fight to eliminate the social stigma and preserve the rights of people all over the world living with the virus.
We currently lead a massive rapid test initiative in order to identify and treat the 25 million people who are unaware they are living with the virus in four continents.
Who live with HIV/AIDS and, as we grow, we implement new programs in communities in regions as diverse as Ukraine, Kenia, Thailand, Russia, Panama, Vietnam or India. Additionally, we operate more than 1,500 wellness centers worldwide, AHF has an extensive public health care advocacy program with the aim of working together with governments in order to guide public policy with the objective of preventing HIV transmission, timely diagnosing carriers and guaranteeing they receive prompt care, thus saving more lives.
AHF expanded its services to Latin America in 2007, starting in Mexico. We currently operate programs in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Panama.
Our objective is that more and more people are able to know their status for HIV as well as for other sexually transmitted infections, with the aim of linking them with health services in their community. We seek that they receive timely medications and medical attention that will help preserve their health and the health of their loved ones, thus reducing the transmission rate, in a model that prioritizes our patients’ confidentiality.
AHF also strives for respect towards human rights and non-discrimination and, to help national governments organize their efforts in order to eradicate the epidemic as well as providing advocacy services to vulnerable groups in order to guarantee their access to quality medical attention and medications, regardless of their ability to pay, the latter being our Mission at a global scale.