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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…

AHF: Congenital Syphilis a Growing Crisis; CDC Must Act Aggressively on Prevention, Treatment

 The number of cases of congenital syphilis—mother to child transmission before or during birth—in 2015 (487 cases) is the highest it has been since 2001 (506 cases). The New York Times also reports that, “Nearly five times as many babies across the country are born with syphilis as with H.I.V.”   AHF says a lack…

AHF: Condoms in Porn Victory! AHF Congratulates L.A. Board of Supervisors for Vote to Enforce Measure B

Supervisors today unanimously approved a resolution, including public health permit fees, for adult film producers as required under the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, which L.A. County voters passed in 2012 with overwhelming voter support—57% to 43%   AHF lauds Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of LA County’s Department of…

AHF, Advocates to World Bank: Fix Faulty Middle Income Country Designations!

$2.86 per day is Not Middle-income! World Bank PROTEST Friday, April 21st DC PROTEST—12noon to 1pm—Edward R. Murrow Park, across from World Bank—1818 H St., NW WASHINGTON (April 20, 2017) As officials gather for the Spring Meeting of the World Bank Group this week in Washington, DC, social justice and HIV/AIDS advocates, including those from…

AHF Supports Senator Sanders’ Call for ‘Medicare-for-all’

In an email to constituents nationwide, US Senator & former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced intentions to introduce legislation calling for a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care plan. In January, US Representative John Conyers (D-Michigan), introduced a similar Medicare-for-all bill. WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced today its strong support for legislation that…