Monthly Archives: April 2012

AHF Celebrates 25

A history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and AHF’s crusade to fight the disease wherever it’s found created for AHF’s 25th anniversary. The film is directed by Ryan James Yezak and produced by Dana Miller.

AIDS billboard in City of Industry has drivers in uproar

By Leanne Suter 03/25/2012 Source: ABC 7 City of Industry, CA There’s no mistaking the message on a billboard along Valley Boulevard in the City of Industry which shows a condom with the question, “Why Not?” printed next to it. It’s a controversial statement that has many drivers like Tina Mays very upset. “That sign…

PrEP not ready for prime time

By JAMES DRISCOLL, Ph.D. 4-25-2012 Government picking favorites among technologies on the basis of politics is always risky. Political favoritism that clears a regulatory path for marketing a new, incompletely tested, drug can cost lives. Under pressure from Gilead Sciences and its AIDS advocate allies, the FDA antivirals advisory panel will soon consider accelerated approval…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Tour Tugs in to Norfolk, VA!

Free condoms and HIV testing – Norfolk area, April 23rd – 28th AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with stop in Norfolk, VA. 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,…

AHF blasts California for $11M in research funding for Gilead’s HIV prevention pill

In mid-February, Gilead announced that the FDA granted an expedited review of its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for use of Truvada as a possible HIV prevention pill—an announcement that came just days after release of study that showed one key component of Truvada is associated with significant risk of kidney damage and disease that…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Tour Arrives in Atlanta!

By AIDS Healthcare Foundation 04-19-2012 Free condoms and HIV testing—Atlanta, April 19 — 21st AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with stop in Atlanta, GA. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms! What: MEDIA AVAILABILITY—Free condom giveaway. AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ 18-wheel semi truck…

Condom Nation makes its way to Jackson

04/16/2012 Source: WAPT.om Jackson, Mississippi A Dallas-based group is bringing its message of awareness to Jackson this weekend. Members of Condom Nation said they are on a mission to save lives, one condom at a time, especially in the Jackson area, which has a high number of AIDS cases, plus the highest number of gonorrhea…

In Case of Emergency

AIDS treatment providers draw battle lines over new proposal By Jon Theiss The Other Paper Columbus, Ohio 04/12/2012   Fifteen years ago, you couldn’t turn on a television without HIV/AIDS advocates like Madonna and Real World’s Pedro Zamora popping up to espouse the dangers of unprotected sex. Fast forward to 2012, and the epidemic seems like…

18 wheeler filled with free condoms, in Jackson

By Jewell Hillery, WLBT Jackson, Missisippi 04/13/2012     So, in an effort to educate people and prevent new STD cases, educators with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation are taking a big trip across the country to hand out free condoms and offer free STD testing. The free condoms are transported in a 70 foot long,…