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Amid a new pandemic with COVID-19, AHF continues its timely World AIDS Day theme for 2021 — “AIDS: The Other Pandemic."

While the world must continue fighting COVID-19, we cannot forget about HIV/AIDS, a pandemic that has raged for more than 30 years and remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in history.

On World AIDS Day, AHF invites you to search the countries below and find one of the many virtual or live events near you. Join us in person or online to help ensure the world never forgets about “AIDS: The Other Pandemic!”



Domestic Events - Agenda


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California, Art Exhibition

November 29th

4905 Hollywood Blvd (OTC Hollywood)

Live Event, with Art Pieces and Performance.

To learn more about annual events visit AHFevents.org


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2021 Global Events - Agenda

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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 1.6 million people with care and treatment in over 45 countries. Watch our “Keeping the Promise” documentary narrated by Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep and experience AHF’s journey to become the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care worldwide.


AHF’s Fund the Fund campaign is an advocacy initiative to mobilize civil society by calling on major world economies to ensure the 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. Learn more by watching this short video!

As a leading sexual health organization, we believe condoms must be readily available and affordable for everyone who needs them, since they remain the most cost-effective form of prevention for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. With our creative events and electrifying advertising campaigns, we strive to promote the idea that condoms are an expression of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about AHF-branded LOVE and ICON condoms by visiting lovecondoms.org.

While HIV/AIDS will always be AHF’s top priority – the COVID-19 vaccine disparity between rich and poor nations is immoral, unfair, and most importantly, deadly – for the billions that still have no access to lifesaving vaccines. AHF’s Vaccinate Our World call-to-action continues to push G20 leaders and vaccine makers to do the right thing and ensure that all countries have equal access to vaccines. Visit VaccinateOurWorld.org to learn more.


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 young women and girls 10-24 years old are twice as likely to acquire HIV as young men the same age, 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 program.

Since 2015, AHF has advocated for the World Bank to change the way middle-income countries (MICs) are classified, which is used to determine what countries get donor assistance and how much is given.

Due to this classification system, countries where individuals can earn as little as $2.84 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. To learn more, visit raisethemic.org.

Watch this two-minute video to learn more!

Narrated by Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons, AHF’s feature-length documentary, “DRUG$: The Price We Pay” 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 it for free at drugsthefilm.com or stream it on Amazon Prime today!


This current COVID-19 crisis – along with other outbreaks such as Ebola, SARS, Zika and HIV/AIDS – has made it clear that we are out of options. The world is in survival mode, and the time has come to redefine fundamental assumptions about multilateralism, international cooperation on public health, and most importantly—the need for a new Global Public Health Convention.

We invite you to learn more by reading the publication of a peer-reviewed research article titled “A Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century” in the prestigious Lancet Public Health journal. The paper presents 10 recommendations aimed at transforming the global health system so that it can become more transparent, accountable, and cooperative when responding to international health emergencies like COVID-19.

On World AIDS Day 2021, AHF Urges Everyone to Keep Fighting “The Other Pandemic.”

While COVID-19 has devastated communities worldwide and remained in the spotlight, the world must keep fighting to protect the precious gains made against HIV/AIDS—a more than 30-year pandemic and a continuing a global public health crisis.
Read the full press release here