For today, AHF is one of the major non-governmental organizations, which, on the basis of charity, provides HIV prevention and testing, care, treatment and support for HIV-infected patients in 39 countries worldwide, including Ukraine. The second integral part of AHF's mission is advocacy of structural changes, in order to ensure high quality and consistency of services. More than 890,000 people with HIV use services provided under the auspices of AHF in North and South America, countries of Asia, Africa and Europe.

AHF work started in Los Angeles on the initiative of a group of people who were directly affected by the problem of HIV, in the 80s of the last century. They had only one, humanistic, goal: to give people with AIDS an opportunity to live their last days and leave this world with dignity, in a safe place, surrounded by care, respect and understanding. AIDS Hospice Foundation was officially registered in 1987 and over the next year opened Chris Brownlie Hospice, the first hospice in California which has received an official license to provide assistance for people with AIDS.

Since the end of the 90s, when HIV treatment became possible, the initiative group has decided that the need in the provision of health care is much more important than just hospice care. The organization changed its name to AIDS Healthcare Foundation and focused on providing the best modern medical care for patients with HIV, regardless of their ability to pay for services.

AHF started its work in Ukraine in 2009 to support the decentralization of the provision of antiretroviral treatment in partnership with the state, on the basis on the signed Memorandum. As at today, AHF supports programs on the improved model of rapid HIV testing, linkage to treatment services for HIV-seropositive persons, and implementation of a client-oriented treatment approach, as well as advocacy in Ukraine associated with this.

Within the framework of cooperation with health care institutions of communal and state forms of ownership, as well as with public associations and organizations, AHF Ukraine supports activities aimed at expanding access to convenient and simple HIV testing using rapid tests, free distribution of condoms and information materials on HIV prevention and treatment; linkage to treatment for seropositive persons and treatment in partnership with state, non-governmental organizations in order to achieve early detection, early treatment initiation and retention in treatment.

During the period from 1987 were registered more than 315 thousand of HIV cases, including more than 102 thousand of AIDS, and more than 45 thousand people died as a result of diseases caused by HIV.

By the end of 2017 141 371 HIV-positive citizens of Ukraine are under medical care, among which every third is diagnosed with AIDS.

The highest HIV infection prevalence rates are registered in the Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kyiv, Chernihiv regions and in Kyiv city.

Ways of infection transmission
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
New HIV cases (Total) 18963 19840 20489 21177 20743 21631 19273 15869 17066
Men who have sex with men 65 94 90 143 152 252 277 368 436
Heterosexual men and women 7880 8541 9122 10248 10440 11472 10648 9043 10070
Injection drugs users 7009 7105 6934 6588 5933 5847 4670 3449 3728
Recipients of blood/blood components, tissue/organs 1 1 2 1
through medical manipulations
(ex. transfusion and transplantation)
1 1
through non-medical manipulations 5 8 9 2 1 4 1 3
Unknown risk 368 351 285 184 168 150 74 41 20
Children who were born from HIV-positive mothers 3635 3741 4049 4010 4048 3898 3600 2967 2808