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AHF Marks World AIDS Day with US, Global Events; Focus on Wider HIV Testing and Treatment Access

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a roundup of events that AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has spearheaded or is participating in to observe World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1st 2007.

AHF's World AIDS Day Events


-- Friday November 30th 8:30 am

City of Los Angeles HIV Testing Initiative-One Million Tests by 2011

Kicking off a drive to encourage 1 million Angelenos to get tested for

HIV/AIDS by 2011, Mayor Villaraigosa, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Council

Members Jose Huizar and Jan Perry and State Assembly Member Ted Lieu, as

well as AIDS Healthcare Foundation Director of Public Health Whitney

Engeran III, and officials from Orasure Technologies and Gilead Sciences,

Inc. will launch the Los Angeles HIV Testing Initiative at 8:30 AM,

Friday, November 30, 2007

LOCATION - Ramona Gardens AltaMed clinic, 1424 Crusado Lane, Los Angeles,

CA 90033.

AHF's FREE HIV Testing Programs


Out of the Closet /Hollywood 6210 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Daily 3 - 7 p.m.

Out of the Closet /West Hollywood 8224 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood,

CA 90046

Daily 3 - 7 p.m.


AHF's Magic Johnson M-POWER-U Mobile Testing Van

-- Saturday, December 1st at West Angeles Cathedral lot (testing from

8:30am - 2:30pm Crenshaw & 30th street)

AHF's General HIV Testing Mobile Van

-- Saturday, December 1st, 10am - 4pm -- at Out of the Closet /Long Beach,

3500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804. The van will and

then will be redeployed to Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood that

same evening.


-- Friday November 30th 9:30 am

NASDAQ HealthCare Industry Forum After the group oversees the Opening Bell Ceremony of the NASDAQ Market, AHF President Michael Weinstein will attend and participate in a forum and discussion, "AIDS Today, Delivering on the Promise: Examining the Progress and Commitment on AIDS." The forum will include a short video address by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announcing the launch of LA's landmark HIV Testing Initiative, on which AHF is partnering with the City, Orasure Technologies and Gilead Sciences, Inc.


-- Saturday December 1st 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free HIV Testing- Miami-Dade College,

Wolfson Campus, Chapman Center, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been invited to join Florida State Senator Frederica S. Wilson (D-Miami) and the Miami-Dade County Health Department to assist with providing HIV testing at a public event at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus in observance of World AIDS Day. The event, which will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1st, will help jump-start a community conversation about HIV/AIDS, especially among young people.



-- Friday November 30th 5:30 pm

"Song of Hope" Music Video Release, US Embassy American Center American Center, New Delhi, November 2007 at the American Center, New Delhi

'The Song of Hope' will also be released to FM radio stations throughout India.

Welcoming World Aids Day 2007, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the American Center, Baanyan Tree Production and SPAN Magazine cordially invite you to the premier of the music video Songs of Hope, and a panel discussion on "Treatment for HIV/AIDS" at 6:00 p.m. on Friday November 30 at the American Center (24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110 001).

Dr. Chinkholal Thangsing of the Aids Healthcare Foundation will introduce the video, followed by a live performance of the Songs of Hope by singers Mawii & Puii Biete (Biete Sisters), Roselyn Lalumpuii, Ruth Joseph Pakhoungte, James Pakhoungte, and Lalngailien Joute. It is expected that this lively and inspiring video will boost awareness about HIV/AIDS throughout India.

Dr. Chinkholal Thangsing of AHF; Snehansu Bhaduri of Positive Network; and Janet Hayman of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); and USAID Director George Deikun are expected to lead the panel discussion on "Treatment for HIV/AIDS."

The panel discussion will be followed by the screening of Louise Hogarth's feature film Angels in the Dust, which tells the inspiring story of Marion Cloete, who fearlessly walked away from a privileged life in a wealthy Johannesburg suburb to provide shelter, food, and education to more than 550 South African children, many of them orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

-- Saturday December 1st 10:30 am

- A meeting and observation of World AIDS Day with clients at the

AHF/India Cares 'Center of Excellence' free AIDS treatment clinic in


- 11:30 AM - Dr. Chinkholal Thangsing, Asia Pacific Bureau Chief for

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will make a presentation on AHF's Global

Programs at the Indira Gandhi International Open University, New



-- Monday December 3rd 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Launch of AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Newest Free AIDS Treatment Center- at the Middledrift Community Health Center, Middledrift, South Africa

Clinic dedication ceremony for AHF's 43 global treatment site (in 14 countries outside the US) and daylong HIV testing and AIDS treatment mobilization.

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