‘Righteous Rebels’ Offers History of AHF, the Largest Global AIDS Organization

“AHF is a powerful force for good in a society that often overlooks the vulnerable.” - Dr. Cornel West, noted intellectual and author of Race Matters

Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World by Patrick Range McDonald, published Nov. 15, 2016

"Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Crusade to Change the World" by Patrick Range McDonald, published Nov. 15, 2016 tells the story of AHF, the largest global AIDS organization (Photo: Business Wire)

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PASADENA, Calif.--()--In this thought-provoking portrait of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care provider, award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald reveals the nonprofit’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles to its position today as an aggressive, global leader in the fight to control HIV and AIDS.

This riveting, untold story highlights AHF’s bold history of activism, its forceful, pull-no-punches advocacy on the behalf of vulnerable people, and how the billion-dollar organization provides free HIV treatment and prevention services in more than thirty-five countries.

With unrestricted insider access, McDonald follows AHF for a year, in 2014, as it clashes with the Obama Administration, the state of Nevada, and the World Health Organization. He interviews AHF’s key players, including firebrand president Michael Weinstein, and he travels to AHF outposts around the globe—from Miami to Uganda, Cambodia to Russia, Estonia to South Africa.

McDonald reports back about the current state of the global AIDS epidemic and discovers that AHF is a passionate and tenacious “people power” organization that brings hope and change to nearly all corners of the world.

During these uncertain times, the AHF story provides a blueprint for every kind of righteous rebel who wants to make the world a better place.

About the author: Patrick Range McDonald is an investigative journalist and former staff writer at LA Weekly, where he won numerous awards, including the “Journalist of the Year” award from the Los Angeles Press Club. He’s the co-author of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan’s memoir. McDonald is a New Jersey native and a Fordham University graduate. He lives in West Hollywood, California.

Author Patrick Range McDonald and/or AHF president Michael Weinstein are available for interviews.

Release Date: November 15, 2016 – on sale in bookstores and online sites

Website: righteousrebelsbook.com – where you can read chapter one

Publisher: Prospect Park Books – www.prospectparkbooks.com

Publicity and author events: publicity@prospectparkbooks.com

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Colleen Dunn Bates
Publisher, Prospect Park Books
626-793-9796
www.prospectparkbooks.com
@prospkbks | ProspectParkBooks | @prospectpark_books
or
AHF Contact:
Ged Kenslea
AHF Communications Director
323-791-5526
gedk@aidshealth.org

Release Summary

‘Righteous Rebels’ Offers History of AHF, the Largest Global AIDS Organization

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Colleen Dunn Bates
Publisher, Prospect Park Books
626-793-9796
www.prospectparkbooks.com
@prospkbks | ProspectParkBooks | @prospectpark_books
or
AHF Contact:
Ged Kenslea
AHF Communications Director
323-791-5526
gedk@aidshealth.org