Monthly Archives: December 2011

AHF: Tournament of Roses Parade float to honor Elizabeth Taylor, ‘Our Champion’ on AIDS

First float in 123-year history of Tournament of Roses parade to focus on HIV/AIDS and first-ever sponsored by world’s largest AIDS group will honor film icon for her tireless compassion and advocacy on AIDS throughout nearly three decades Sale of ‘AHF Memory Flowers’—the name of a loved one hand-written on a water vial holding one…

LA Times: Condom measure OKD for June ballot

Porn actors can be required by Los Angeles voters to wear condoms, California health official says in dispute with city attorney’s office. A proposed ballot measure that would require porn actors to wear condoms while filming in the city of Los Angeles has qualified for the June ballot, according to a letter from the city…

Ohio, Here We Come!

AHF to Open “Out of the Closet Thrift Store,” Pharmacy & HIV Testing Site in Columbus COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 22, 2011)⎯AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, has purchased a plot of land in the hip, Short North district of Columbus, (1230 N. High St., on the corner of N. High and 5th…

AHF salutes Merck for AIDS drug price cuts for hard-hit programs

Over past year, AIDS group spearheaded advocacy campaign to pressure drug giant to lower prices for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to help Americans get access to life-saving AIDS treatments LOS ANGELES, CA (December 21, 2011)⎯AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today saluted drug giant Merck on the news of its announcement late yesterday afternoon that…

AHF Slams Gilead “HIV Prevention Pill” FDA Application

Despite failed results from numerous clinical trials of Gilead’s HIV/AIDS drug Truvada as an HIV prevention pill (pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP), the drug company recently submitted an application to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of this new use of the drug   AHF questions the lack of transparency in the FDA’s…

Global HIV Programs at the Crossroads

How Can Donor Funding Be Optimized? http://www.rand.org/congress/activities/2011/12/15/invite.html Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2168 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. *light refreshments will be provided* Now more than ever, stretching available dollars to increase the number of people on treatment is crucial to ending the AIDS epidemic. AIDS Healthcare Foundation engaged the…

AHF salutes Gilead on price cuts for US AIDS drug program

Largest global AIDS group expects other AIDS drug companies to follow President Obama’s call for “pharmaceutical companies…to do their part to help Americans get access to all the life-saving treatments. By AIDS Healthcare Foundation 12/05/2011 Los Angeles Gilead’s decision follows a sustained advocacy campaign spearheaded by AHF—including protests, print ads, post card mailers and TV…