To “Keep the Promise” on AIDS means caring about the world’s most vulnerable people. Without funding to defeat the epidemic, millions of women, children and men will be newly infected and die from AIDS—all because they cannot afford the lifesaving medicine they need.
We must not abandon the fight!
By committing to “Keep the Promise,” we can ensure money is available for programs focused on prevention and testing and guarantee Universal Access to treatment for all. Join us in urging the world to “Keep the Promise” on AIDS funding and treatment!
Worldwide Events Calendar
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AHF "Keep the Promise" on AIDS
Our worldwide actions:
To help young women thrive, AHF launched its Girls Act! campaign in Africa in 2016 and focused on two main objectives: Scale-up HIV/AIDS prevention services to curb new infections; and ensure that HIV positive young people have access to treatment, retention and support services. Since this demographic accounts for over 2.4 million youth ages 15-24 currently living with HIV worldwide, the successful initiative has been expanded to many other countries where AHF works.
AHF invites you to view "Girls Act!"—a heartwarming documentary about how five young women are winning their battles against HIV and leading healthy, productive lives thanks to the knowledge and self-confidence gained through their hard work, perseverance and the Girls Act! initiative.
Narrated by Oscar winning actor J.K. Simmons, AHF’s feature-length documentary, “DRUG$” shows how a corrupt system of corporate greed and faulty legislation allows pharmaceuticals to be the most lucrative industry in the world—from profits earned off the sick and dying.
Unless the pharmaceutical industry undergoes radical reform, “DRUG$” shows us how the entire healthcare system will inevitably collapse, leaving society overburdened and without access to quality medicine. Watch the trailer and look for it on Amazon Prime on Dec. 15!
AHF will be in Argentina in November to advocate for world leaders at the G20 summit to keep HIV/AIDS and other critical public health issues high on the agenda, including financing, drug accessibility, antimicrobial resistance and neglected tropical diseases. By prioritizing these aspects of global health, the G20 can enjoy substantial benefits to the world economy in terms of equity, reduced economic distress and a healthier world for everyone. Learn more and get involved by visiting our G20 page!
AHF’s Fund the Fund campaign is an advocacy initiative to mobilize civil society by calling on major world economies to ensure Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is fully funded. It specifically focuses on wealthy countries like China—which has the world’s second largest economy yet does not contribute its fair share to the Fund.
In October of this year, AHF celebrated the most significant achievement in its 31-year history—1 million patients in care!
Watch our “Keeping the Promise” documentary narrated by Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep and experience how AHF started as a community-based hospice in Los Angeles in 1987 to care for the sick and dying and grew to become the world’s largest AIDS organization providing over 1 million people with care and treatment throughout 42 countries.
Since 2015, AHF has advocated for the World Bank to change the way middle-income countries (MICs) are classified, which the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria then uses to decide which countries get vital support to fight those diseases.
Due to this classification system, countries where individuals can earn as little as $2.73 per day—or about as much as a cup of coffee—are often labeled as middle income and deprived of aid for vital healthcare programs and lifesaving medicines.
Watch this two-minute video to learn more!