AHF Mourns With Orlando Community; Will Set Up Fund to Assist Victims

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS
Healthcare Foundation
(AHF) today mourn the senseless, brutal,
murderous attack on the LGBTQ community in Orlando, a city where AHF
provides HIV/AIDS care and services including free HIV testing. The
AHF-supported Impulse
Group
has one of its largest chapters in Orlando,
and the Pulse nightclub is one of its major community partners.

“Our hearts our heavy as we mourn today, standing in solidarity with the
Orlando community and the entire LGBTQ community worldwide, as an attack
on any one of us is an attack on all of us,” said Michael Weinstein,
President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “As far as we know at this
time, all of our AHF and Impulse people are safe. Our staff are giving
blood, volunteering and we are dispatching our Orlando mobile testing
van to assist in the blood drive at the Center in Orlando. As of
tomorrow, AHF will establish a fund to assist victims and survivors,
which we will set up and coordinate with and through the Center in
Orlando.”

Impulse United is a volunteer group of active gay men in collaboration
with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) whose purpose is to promote
healthier lifestyles using modern social approaches. This Federation of
groups accomplishes this vision through breaking social barriers in
communities with such need.

The weekend marks the observation of LGBTQ Pride in many cities around
the country, including Los Angeles with its Pride Parade happening
today. AHF’s theme this year is “One Comm(unity), One Love,” a slogan
that communicates the sense of strength and unity among LGBTQ
individuals, especially in the face of the HIV/AIDS virus that
disproportionately affects their community, a now bittersweet but sadly
somehow more fitting theme in light of the Orlando tragedy.

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 over 629,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in
the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For
more information, visit www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

AHF
Ged Kenslea, 323-791-5526 (cell)
323-308-1833 (work)
Senior
Director, Communications, AHF
gedk@aidshealth.org

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