AHF Supports San Diego LGBT Community at Pride Festival & Parade

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was proud to take part in San Diego’s
Gay Pride Festival and Parade this past weekend in the Hillcrest
neighborhood. The organization—which operates its AHF Healthcare Center
and Pharmacy in San Diego at 3940 4th Ave., Suite 140—offered free
condoms, safer sex information and HIV testing throughout the festival.
AHF patients, volunteers and staff also marched in Sunday’s parade
alongside AHF’s specially customized “One Comm(unity), One Love” bus.


AHF is proud to support the San Diego LGBT community through its
specialized healthcare center offering treatment and care for people
living with HIV/AIDS under the clinic’s primary providers Drs. Adam
Zweig
and Chris Holt and full-service AHF Pharmacy, which has
been in operation since September 2012.

“With our nation and the LGBT community still reeling from recent
attacks of violence, our marching side-by-side with the San Diego LGBT
community was a sincere expression of solidarity and support that was
especially meaningful for AHF this year,” said Jonathan Petrus,
Chief/National Bureau and Investment at AHF. “We are always pleased to
do whatever we can to support our patients in San Diego and are grateful
to work with our local partners including Being Alive, Serenity Yoga,
Auntie Helen’s, Neighborhood House and Building on a Positive Life.”

According to a
report from the County of San Diego HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit
,
there were 1,819 HIV diagnoses between 2007 and 2011, 91% of which
occurred in men. Though the African-American community carries the
heaviest HIV burden in the county, 43% of the 1,819 recent diagnoses
were white, 36% were Hispanic, and 15% were black.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
660,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare
and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

Contacts

AHF
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.308.1833
work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Christopher
Johnson,
Associate Director of Communications
+1.323.960.4846
work
+1.310.880.9913 mobile
christopher.johnson@aidshealth.org