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AHF Board Celebrates Successful Annual Retreat in Chicago

October 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 29, 2019--

The Board of Directors for AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ), the largest global AIDS organization, successfully concluded its annual retreat last week in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood for the $1.6 billion nonprofit organization, which currently cares for over 1.3 million people living with HIV or AIDS in 43 countries around the world.

The AHF Board then also joined with senior AHF leadership, local and Illinois state elected officials and others to celebrate and cut the ribbon in Humboldt Park for a new, state-of-the-art facility and offices of CALOR, an affiliate of AHF and respected local Chicago nonprofit AIDS group that has been addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis facing the Latinx community in Chicago for nearly 30 years. The Board also toured AHF’s Chicago Out of the Closet store; another AHF affiliate organization, the South Side Help Center; as well as the Hyde Park AHF Healthcare Center.

There are approximately 23,000 HIV cases in Chicago and the Latinx community accounts for 18% of those cases. While the incidence of new infections has dropped in the white community and is now flat in the African American community, the Latinx community is the only group in which the numbers of new infections is on the rise.

The sixteen-member AHF Board, including three members from Africa as well as several Latinx members, represent nearly 300 years of combined volunteer service to the global AIDS organization.

About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 1.3 million individuals in 43 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Additional information is available at www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @AIDSHealthcare.

About CALOR

CALOR (Comprensión y Apoyo a Latinos en Oposición al Retrovirus) was founded in 1990 as a grassroots organization in Chicago to support Latinx living with or affected by AIDS, a much-underserved community at that time. Today, CALOR is a recognized leader in HIV/AIDS support services in the city. Website: http://www.calor.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CALORChicago/

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CONTACT: Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

Telephone: (323) 308-1833, Mobile: (323) 791-5526gedk@aidshealth.org

KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN INFECTIOUS DISEASES MEN PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT GAY & LESBIAN AIDS HEALTH STATE/LOCAL CONSUMER

SOURCE: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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