Posts By: Christopher Johnson

AHF To Commemorate MLK Holiday At Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country

LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2019) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is proud to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed on January 15 by participating in MLK parades and hosting free HIV awareness and testing events in more than a dozen U.S. cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC;…

AHF on New 340B Report: ‘Bought and Paid for by Big Drug Companies!’

AHF steps up criticism of Congressional leadership for buying into Pharma’s false narrative on the 340B program—a federally-administered drug discount pricing program that costs the government and taxpayers nothing and allows nonprofits and hospitals to provide more care and services to needy.  340B’s goal is to “… stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible,…

AHF Blasts New House Committee Report on 340B Drug Discount Program: ‘A Solution in Search of a Problem’

AHF criticizes Congressional leadership for buying into Pharma’s false narrative on the 340B program—a federally-administered drug discount program that costs the government and taxpayers nothing, and works successfully to allow nonprofits and hospitals to provide more care and services to the needy. Prodded by deep-pocketed Big Pharma as part of its relentless attack on the…

Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) Gets Thanks from Drug Industry for Reckless Bill Gutting Drug Discounts

Peters curries favor with Big Pharma by co-sponsoring a bill (H.R. 4710) that strangles nonprofit hospitals with useless red tape, forcing many to forgo participating in the 340B drug discount program. In return, a drug industry-financed “AstroTurf” advocacy group placed a misleading online ad thanking Peters, falsely stating that he was, “…working to improve the…

‘Shameless’ Gilead Hikes Key AIDS Drug Pricing 6.9% Despite Recent Patent Expiration

As of January 2018, Gilead has raised the price of its HIV/AIDS treatments Truvada, Genvoya and Descovy 6.9%, despite the fact that the patent for tenofovir, a key component of all three treatments, expired in mid-December.  In October, as patent expiration loomed, AHF called on Gilead for a 90% price reduction on its tenofovir-based drugs,…

LA Blade: AHF highlights ‘social justice’ in Rose Parade (VIDEO)

January 2, 2018 by Karen Ocamb The theme of New Year Day’s 129th Rose Parade was “making a difference,” reminding the US and international audience that “there is kindness in humankind,” as Lance Tibbett, president of the 2018 Tournament of Roses, put it in a video message on KTLA. Indeed, as Donald Trump enters his second…

Picketers Denounce U.S. Rep. Scott Peters for Sponsoring Bill to Gut Drug Discounts

On the Friday before Christmas with little public notice or input, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA, 52nd District)—who has taken more than $100,000 in contributions from the drug and biotech industries while in Congress—introduced H.R. 4710, a bill that will, “… establish a moratorium on the registration of certain new 340B hospitals and associated sites.” Peters’…

AHF’s New Hollywood Wellness Center Opens, Welcomes Lonnie Calvin, NP

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2017) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lonnie Calvin, NP to head its newest Wellness Center in Los Angeles, located at 1811 N. Western Ave.  Calvin, a Stanford-educated licensed nurse practitioner who previously worked for Mission Hospice in Los Angeles County, officially begins her position…

Becky G., Yandel & Sheila E. Wow Crowd at Miami World AIDS Day Concert With San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

AHF marks World AIDS Day and its own 30th anniversary with blowout free concerts in Miami, Los Angeles, Mexico, Haiti and Russia; In L.A. Maria Carey headlined electric show at Shrine Auditorium. At the Miami concert, AHF honored Mayor Yulin Cruz with its 2017 AHF Humanitarian Award for her ongoing and courageous leadership in the…