• AHF’s Battle with L.A. County Continues

    A July audit of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation carried out by the Los Angeles County Department of Auditor-Controller alleges the nonprofit overbilled the County for services, continuing a legal tussle that began in 2012. The county claims AHF directed money marked for clients primarily covered under the Ryan White Act for patients covered by Medicare, MediCal or other providers. 

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  • AHF Sues San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener Over Proposed Pharmacy

    Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AHF, is suing the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Scott Wiener, claiming a change in zoning laws violates the nonprofit’s equal protection, due process and First Amendment rights by unfairly targeting a proposed location in the city’s Castro neighborhood. The lawsuit was filed Friday with the United States District Court of Northern California.

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