Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ciudad de México: Protesta el 30 de marzo

En la medida en que se acerca la Semana Santa y la Pascua (las segundas vacaciones más grandes para las ventas de dulces), los defensores de las personas con SIDA protestarán y convocan al público mexicano a unirse al boicot global contra la Compañía Hershey después de que la Escuela Milton Hershey de la compañía…

I AM MARCHING

When the IAC comes to Washington this summer we will be calling on world leaders to KEEP THE PROMISE on HIV/AIDS. On July 22, 2012, we will be marching because…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Tour Rolls into Louisiana!

Free condoms and HIV testing—Baton Rouge area, March 28th — 31st AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with stop in Louisiana. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms!  What: MEDIA AVAILABILITY—Free condom giveaway. AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ 18-wheel semi truck continues six-month, 25-state free condom…

FDA Commissioner Hamburg ‘Must Go’ says AHF

By AIDS Healthcare Foundation Washington D.C. 03-27-2012 FDA has put the interests of drug companies ahead of the health and safety of the American public, says AHF President Michael Weinstein. AHF also cites FDA’s ‘shocking lack of transparency’ and the agency’s stated position that its “drug review process is not a participatory process” AIDS Healthcare…

NYC: Hershey Boycott & Protest Continues

AIDS advocates call on public to continue boycott of Hershey Company chocolates over Hershey Trust’s Milton Hershey School’s rejection of a 13-year-old boy due to the teen’s HIV-positive status Carrying signs and banners that say, “No Kisses for Hershey: www.EndHIVStigma.org,” advocates will demand that Hershey—which funds the school—denounce the discrimination and enroll the boy NEW…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Lands in Houston, TX!

Free condoms and HIV testing—Houston, March 22nd— 24th AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with stop in Houston, Texas. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms! What:               MEDIA AVAILABILITY—Free condom giveaway. AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ 18-wheel semi truck continues six-month, 25-state free condom tour;…

Ryan White’s Mother Responds to Hershey

Mother of the late Ryan White, the American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana who, in the mid-1980s, was expelled from his Indiana middle school because he was HIV-positive, says Hershey School discrimination case, “brings back horrible memories of what Ryan had to go through.” On December 1st 2011 (the 24th observation of World AIDS Day) the…

RYAN WHITE’S MOTHER TO HERSHEY

By Natalie Hope McDonald Philly Mag She criticizes Milton Hershey’s refusal to admit an HIV-positive student As we’ve been reporting for the last few weeks, the Milton S. Hershey School has come under fire from several AIDS organizations for refusing to admit a student who is HIV positive. As a court case is currently pending…

AIDS campaign urges black women to ‘take charge’ of their health

Sun Sentinel March 18, 2012 By Nicole Brochu More than 30 years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, black women remain among the hardest hit, and the hardest to reach about prevention. So a determined Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched an aggressive awareness campaign in Fort Lauderdale and nine other U.S. cities to urge…