Posts Categorized: Press Release

AHF Strongly Condemns Violence Against Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar

YANGON, MYANMAR (January 10, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) strongly condemns violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. As a global humanitarian organization, with operations in 39 countries, including Myanmar, we are committed to providing compassionate medical care to all people affected by HIV/AIDS regardless of ethnicity or religious creed. Since August 2017,…

Condoms in Porn Will Go to 2016 California Ballot; 71% of Voters in Support

L.A. Press Conference: Friday. Nov. 7, 10:00am Safer sex advocates—including five former adult performers who became HIV-positive while working in the adult film industry over the past decade—will announce plans for a statewide California voter ballot initiative to require condom use in all adult films shot anywhere in the state Group will also kickoff FAIR…

Activists Protest Cal/OSHA Delays on Porn Safety Regulations

PROTEST: Wednesday, November 5, 12 noon to 2 pm—Downtown L.A.  Four adult film performers who became infected with HIV while working in the adult film industry since 2004 will join over 50 safer sex advocates, including other adult film performers, in the protest.  On December 17, 2009, a petition to Cal/OSHA seeking to revise the state’s…

LA: Ebola Response Community Town Hall Thurs, October 30th 7:30 – 9 PM

Dr. Penninah Iutung Amor, Africa Bureau Chief for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will anchor a panel discussion and community forum on the Ebola virus and deficiencies in the global response with local medical, community, public health and religious officials. AHF, which cares for over 350,000 HIV/AIDS patients in 36 countries, has lost two physicians to Ebola;…

New Short Film “Falling” from Impulse Group and The Advisorie Launches Today

October 24, Los Angeles, California – From Impulse Group and designer/writer John Saint-Denis comes a new educational and artistic short film called “Falling.” From the same team that brought you the widely acclaimed shorts “Knowing” and “Open,” comes another portrayal of life as a young gay man. This time we touch on the problem of crystal meth…

AHF on Ebola: World must rethink role of World Health Organization

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which has lost two physicians in Africa to Ebola, delivers an urgent letter to W.H.O. Director General Dr. Margaret Chan outlining nine urgent proposals to improve the global response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. WASHINGTON (October 23, 2014) In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of…

SF: New Health Center & Men’s Wellness Center Launched on Castro

Event marks the relocation of the AHF Healthcare Center from nearby Church Street, where it served the community since 2009, to the heart of Castro; New site will also include a Men’s Wellness Center offering Free HIV and STD testing and treatment all in one convenient location. SAN FRANCISCO (October 24, 2014) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the…

AHF India Urges Prime Minister Modi to Restore Drug Price Caps

India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority recently canceled government price caps on 108 expensive and widely prescribed medicines for HIV, diabetes, cancer tuberculosis and cardiac conditions, making lifesaving medicines less affordable, especially for the estimated 30% of India’s population that lives below the poverty line. NEW DELHI, INDIA (October 13, 2014) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the…

Twenty HIV Medics Graduate in Zambia

(Lusaka, ZAMBIA) On September 26, 2014, at a formal ceremony graced by a representative of the Minister of Health for the Government of Zambia, twenty Community Health Assistants/HIV Medics (CHA-HIV Medic) graduated with certificates from Chainama College of Health Sciences in Lusaka. The certificates were conferred by the University Vice Chancellor. “This is a great…

AP: New pill for Hep C wins FDA approval

Following FDA approval today of Harvoni, Gilead’s newest—and first all-oral—treatment for hepatitis C AHF and other drug pricing advocates, blasted the Bay Area drug maker for the $94,500 price for the drug, $125 above the $1,000 per pill Gilead currently charges for its current Sovaldi formulation, which must be prescribed and taken with ribavirin or…