Monthly Archives: November 2011

Judge blocks new rule that could limit access to HIV drug assistance

The Columbus Dispatch Wednesday November 30, 2011 A Franklin County judge has temporarily blocked the state from enacting a new rule that AIDS patients say could prevent them from getting life-saving medicine. Common Pleas Judge Timothy S. Horton yesterday issued a preliminary injunction stopping the Ohio Department of Health from changing the Ohio HIV Drug…

64,000 signatures send porn initiative to a vote In Los Angeles

One the eve of World AIDS Day and a month prior to submission deadline for signatures to qualify a citywide ballot initiative on measure to tie the issuance of adult film permits by the City of Los Angeles to condom use in adult films, condom advocates announced sufficient signatures to qualify measure Advocates from FAIR…

Magic Johnson, AHF mark ‘World AIDS Day’

Yesterday, Johnson presented ‘World AIDS Day Magic Award’ to Cynthia Davis, respected longtime Southland AIDS advocate, announced plans for three new AHF/Magic Johnson treatment clinics and kicked off free HIV testing caravan LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2011)⎯Among the many events around the country and around the world that AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) spearheaded yesterday to…

AHF Renews Call for Global Fund Head to Step Down

Fund Pauses Making New Grants, Seeks New Manager; Executive Director Michel Kazatchkine’s Continued Tenure Impedes Progress, Erodes Confidence Needed to Sustain Funding, says AIDS Healthcare Foundation By AIDS Healthcare Foundation 11/28/2011 WASHINGTON D.C. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today renewed its call for Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and…

UNAIDS Reports Deaths & Infections Down—Funding Must Go Up

Reported Decreases in New HIV Infections and Deaths Confirms that HIV Treatment is Prevention, and that Scaling Up Treatment Can End The Epidemic By AIDS Healthcare Foundation 11/21/2011 LOS ANGELES, CA Today’s News Echoes AHF’s Longtime Advocacy for “Test and Treat” Method: To Control AIDS, the Number One Priority Must be To Find Those Who…

Donate Now: Save a Life

Dear Friend of AHF, It is hard to imagine that the AIDS virus was discovered 30 years ago. In 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) began delivering hospice care for people with AIDS in Los Angeles with a goal to help people with AIDS die with dignity. Thanks to generous support from people like you, AHF…

Gilead Pays $10B Cash for Pharmasset, Refuses Drug Price Cut

As thousands of Americans linger on AIDS drug waiting lists for access to lifesaving AIDS medications, Gilead announces $10.4 billion all-cash purchase of rival company, Pharmasset In 2010, Gilead had over $6.5 billion in AIDS drug sales; now, after reaping record profits on AIDS and as patent expirations loom on HIV treatments, company looks to…

AHF Gives Thanks to Volunteers

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington. AHF President Michael Weinstein and other dedicated AHF staff members hosted a Thanksgiving event on Friday to give thanks for all that our AHF volunteers do to lift up others. To all volunteers everywhere: You embody the true spirit of…

Nominate AHF for “Must-Follow Non-Profit on Social Media”

This contest has ended. Thanks to all who voted! Please nominate AIDS Healthcare Foundation for a Mashable Award in the category of “Must-Follow Non-Profit on Social Media.” Nominations close this Friday, November 18th. The AHF online community is accomplishing great things, including: Lobbying the Global Fund for fairer funding distribution Creating a powerful Facebook advocacy…