Posts Categorized: Government

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…

Medicaid Changes in U.S. Senate’s Health Bill Are ‘Gasoline on the Fire of U.S. AIDS Epidemic’

U.S. Senate’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill is certain to wreak havoc on US fight against HIV/AIDS.  Bill is unveiled a day after AIDSVu’s latest heat map of HIV incidence county-by-county nationwide shows epidemic’s growing reach, particularly in the South. WASHINGTON (June 22, 2017) In response to the release of the U.S. Senate version…

AHF: Federal Court Finds Condoms in Porn Requirement Constitutional

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-porn-industry-condom-20130817,0,6000686.story U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson denies three of the seven counts in pornographers’ lawsuit to block implementation of Measure B, the Los Angeles County Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, including the porn industry’s claim that requiring adult film actors to wear condoms is unconstitutional Porn industry lawsuit also sought to remove…

Politico :Obama, Bush & AIDS in Africa

Original Article HABARI from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where President Obama will land shortly on the final stop of his seven-day Africa swing. The press corps is wheels down, headed to the State House for a press conference with President Jakaya Kikwetethat (9:40 a.m. ET) that will be Obama’s first event after the arrival ceremony….

Bush AIDS policies shadow Obama in Africa

Link to original article By Sudarsan Raghavan and David Nakamura, Published: June 30 CAPE TOWN, South Africa — As President Obama’s motorcade pulled up on Sunday to a community health center run by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in this picturesque coastal city, people on the streets held signs that read “Thanks PEPFAR.” It was a reference…

Obama Hits Tanzania: AHF Says “No Retreat on AIDS”

As President Obama finishes his Africa visit with a stop in Tanzania, AIDS advocates continue to urge him to honor the US’ commitment to PEPFAR, the respected and lifesaving global AIDS program. Obama cut over $200 million from global AIDS programs—the first president to ever cut AIDS funding. DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (July 1, 2013)⎯U.S….

“No Retreat on AIDS,” Says AHF As Obama hits Cape Town

Press Conference, Sunday, June 30th, 10:00am – 11:00am Cullinan Hotel As President Obama continues his African visit in Cape Town, South Africa, advocates will urge Mr. Obama to continue to honor the US’ commitment to PEPFAR, the lifesaving global AIDS program. CAPE TOWN (June 29, 2013)⎯As U.S. President Barack Obama continues his official visit to…

Obama Africa Visit: AHF Says, “No Retreat on AIDS!”

DC Press Conference, Tuesday, June 25th, 10:30am, National Press Club As President Obama kicks off Africa trip, AIDS Healthcare Foundation advocates will urge the President to continue to honor the US’ commitment to PEPFAR, the respected global AIDS program. In his FY 2013 Budget, Obama cut over $210 million from global AIDS—the first US president…