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‘Keeping the Promise’ Documentary Premieres in Los Angeles

Keeping the Promise: AHF 30 Years, a new documentary that explores the triumphs and battles of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will premiere in Los Angeles on October 19. Author and award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald served as the historical consultant for the film. Read more...

The Lancet Gives High Praise to ‘Righteous Rebels’ Book

In June, The Lancet, the prestigious medicine journal, gave high praise to Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. The book details the inspiring, untold story of the world’s largest AIDS organization that provides free HIV treatment to underserved people in 39 countries. Read more...

‘Righteous Rebels’ Book Signing at World AIDS Museum

In South Florida, at the World AIDS Museum on December 8, AIDS Healthcare Foundation co-hosted a book signing for Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. The book was released in stores and online on November 15. Read more...

Book Excerpt: In ‘Righteous Rebels,’ Dr. Esther Schumann Saves A Near-Death AIDS Patient

During the research for Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World, I met with the inimitable Dr. Esther Schumann. She was widely considered one of the most effective doctors at AHF, and the following book excerpt shows why — she never gave up on her patients. Read more...

Jamie Schield Remembers the Little-Known History of AIDS Activism in Texas

With little fanfare, in American cities outside New York and San Francisco, men and women fought heroic battles against politicians and government bureaucrats who refused to address the major public health crisis that was the AIDS epidemic. In Dallas, one such activist was Jamie Schield. Read more...

In the Fight to Control the Global AIDS Crisis, Discrimination Can Be Lethal

In the middle of Dongdan Park in Beijing, China, next to a volleyball court, there is a yellow demarcation line that gay men rarely cross. A few miles away, at Mundanyuan Park, deceased gay men have been buried alongside a condom-littered, bush-shrouded dirt trail that’s used as a secret cruising spot for sex. Read more...

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