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AHF Announces Launch of Argentinian Services
<p>Press Release</p>
March 26, 2013

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, announces launch of services in Argentina with a press conference in Buenos Aires followed by flash mob dancing and condom distribution

BUENOS AIRES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation:

What: Press conference announcing the official launch of AHF Argentina services
    
When: WEDNESDAY, March 27th 1 pm – 3 pm
    
Where: Hotel Caesar Park | Salón Cabildo C. Posadas | Posadas 1232, Recoleta, Buenos Aires     
            
Who: Michael Weinstein, AHF President
    
Dr. Carlos Fallistocco, National AIDS Program of Argentina Coordinator
    
Dr. Patricia Campos, AHF Latin America Bureau Chief
    
Dr. Miguel Pedrola, AHF Argentina Country Coordinator
    
Representatives from AIDS institutions and organizations including:     

-- Programa Nacional de SIDA y Programas Provincial de SIDA (Santa Fe, Córdoba, y Entre Ríos)     
-- RedTraSex     
-- Federación Argentina LGBT     
-- Asociación Travestis Transexuales Transgeneros de la Argentina (ATTTA)     
-- Red Argentina de Jóvenes y Adolescentes Positivos     
-- Organización Panamericana de la Salud (PAHO)     
-- United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS/ONUSIDA)     
-- Sociedad Argentina Interdisciplinaria de SIDA     
-- Sociedad Argentina de Infectologia     
            
CONTACTS: Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526
ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org
        
Dr. Patricia Campos, mobile +1 213.361.2524
patricia.campos@aidshealth.org
        
Dr. Miguel Pedrola, mobile +54 9.3462.62.3267
miguel.pedrola@aidshealth.org
            
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is announcing the official launch of Argentinian operations today with a press conference in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Notable attendees will include AHF President Michael Weinstein, Chief of AHF’s Latin American Bureau Dr. Patricia Campos, and the directors of several Argentinian AIDS and LGBT institutions and organizations that operate at the local and national levels.

“We are so excited to launch testing, treatment services, and condom distribution in Argentina with the help of our in-country partners,” said Dr. Campos. “This cooperation between government and non-government organizations will benefit a huge number of people in several provinces and, as our network expands, Argentinian citizens throughout the country.”

"There is not a single country in the world where people do not need help in terms of HIV prevention and care," said AHF President Weinstein. "When we are invited to help, we seek opportunities to provide assistance wherever possible and to as many people as we can reach -- that is the heart of our global mission."

The launch will be followed by a dance performance and condom promotion event where free condoms will be handed out to remind people that condoms are an effective and important tool in preventing the spread of HIV.

AHF first announced Argentina as its 28th partner country on December 1, 2012 – World AIDS Day – when AHF Argentina, under the guidance of AHF Global Ambassador Dr. Jorge Saavedra, with coordination by Dr. Miguel Pedrola and Dr. Sergio Lupo, set a new Guinness World Record for Most People Tested For HIV In One City In One Day. The group tested 3,733 individuals in an eight-hour period in Rosario City.

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 200,000 individuals in 28 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

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526
ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org
or
Dr. Patricia Campos, mobile +1 213.361.2524
patricia.campos@aidshealth.org
or
Dr. Miguel Pedrola, mobile +54 9.3462.62.3267
miguel.pedrola@aidshealth.org



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