Posts Categorized: News Coverage

AHF questions UNAIDS estimate of 18.2 million people on treatment, says “Estimation without Validation” hurts the AIDS response

LOS ANGELES (November 22, 2016) – AHF called into question the validity of the latest UNAIDS estimate released on Nov. 21, which puts the number of people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally at 18.2 million as of June 2016.[1] The new revelation comes only six months following the release of the previous estimate of 17…

AHF Partners With National Organization of Black County Officials

Groups to share data, resources to promote HIV/AIDS education and testing LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2014) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, announces that it has entered into a 2015 partnership with the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) to ensure that elected and appointed officials are working to expand…

Florida Forces AIDS Drug Pricing Agreement with Cigna

TALLAHASSEE, FL (November 11, 2014) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today applauded and thanked Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty for brokering an agreement with Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (Cigna) through which the insurer will now take steps to ensure that Florida residents living with HIV/AIDS and who are covered by Cigna will have access…

AHF Donates to Ebola Fight in Sierra Leone

An intentional nongovernmental organization AIDS Health Care Foundation based in the United States of America has on Friday 31st October 2014 donated a huge consignment of personal protective equipment PPEs worth over seventy thousand United States dollars to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. The items including one hundred and sixty (160) body bags, four (4)…

Gilead, be Patriotic: Lower Hep. C Drug Prices For the V.A.!

AIDS organization calls out Gilead Sciences for offering its Hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni to India and other countries for $900, yet charges the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs nearly $50,000 per veteran. With rates of Hepatitis C nearly five-times higher among veterans than in the general population, Sovaldi and Harvoni are expected to…

Facing Ebola alone: A nation is dying; where is the world?

By Miata Jambawai Special to the Mercury News POSTED:   10/07/2014 12:17:15 PM PDT In late September, Sierra Leone embarked on a three-day national shut-down for an Ebola house-to-house sensitisation, deploying thousands of government staff, NGO workers and volunteers in an attempt to identify Ebola infections and educate a frightened public about the realities of…

CA Gov. Brown Signs ‘Condoms as Evidence’ Bill

AB 336 (Ammiano, D, San Francisco) now requires district attorneys to get a court’s permission to use possession of more than one condom as potential evidence that a defendant was engaged in prostitution or loitering with intent to commit prostitution—a process that AHF, a co-sponsor of the bill, believes will ultimately prove too burdensome for…

Brooklyn: ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’ Town Hall, Sept. 18th

Brooklyn forum, a part of AHF’s national ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’ public awareness campaign, will feature keynote speaker Bishop Gerald Seabrooks & town hall discussion exploring the fact that African Americans are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS   What:               ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’ Dinner and Town Hall Discussion   When:              THURSDAY, September…

Jake Cruise Media’s $11K Cal/OSHA Fine Reminds Porn Industry that Condoms Remain the Law

Despite the fact that Assembly Bill 1576, Isadore Hall’s bill to require condoms in all adult films made in California, failed to get out of the Senate in Sacramento this year, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s latest fine to an adult film industry production company for bareback filming serves as a reminder to…