Monthly Archives: August 2011

LA Times: Porn actor’s positive HIV test provokes new calls for condom use

By: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles, CA – August 30, 2011 With porn production temporary halted in Los Angeles after an adult film performer tested HIV-positive, some healthcare advocates are renewing their call for mandatory condom use on film sets. The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation is trying to get a measure placed on the city’s June 2012 ballot…

AIDS activists deliver letters to Gilead slamming drug policies

By: The Business Journals AIDS activists who have long voiced complaints about Gilead Sciences Inc.‘s HIV drug pricing and policies said Friday that they left1,593 letters with the company’s CEO detailing their concerns. Earlier this month Foster City-based Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD) said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Complera, a new single-tablet regimen for the treatment of…

Condoms-in-porn L.A. ballot initiative petition effort underway

Adult film performers would be required to use condoms to obtain Los Angeles city film permits under a measure local AIDS activists hope to put on the city’s June 2012 ballot, activists announced Monday. By: LA Now, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles, CA – August 16, 2011 Adult film performers would be required to use condoms to obtain Los Angeles city…

AIDS Healthcare Foundation lobbies against fed PrEP approval

By: SAM SPOKONY, Gay City News New York – August 11, 2011 While medical professionals and advocacy groups have begun to promote the research and development of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a method of HIV prevention for gay men, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has created a stir with its nationwide media campaign bent on stopping federal approval of PrEP. The…