Monthly Archives: May 2012

ACTION ALERT: Tell Gilead to Stop Squeezing Every Last Cent Out of Truvada.

A few interesting facts about drug company Gilead Sciences, Inc.: 81% of all treat HIV-positive individuals (US & European Union) receive a Gilead HIV drug; 90% of patients who are just starting HIV treatment (US & Europe Union) receive a Gilead drug.  Gilead’s revenues topped $8 billion in revenues last year.   Isn’t it time…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Rolls into Detroit, Michigan!

AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with a stop in Detroit, Michigan where free HIV testing will also be offered by local partner agency, AIDS Partnership Michigan. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY—Free condom giveaway. AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ 18-wheel…

Condoms in porn advocates to submit 360K signatures on L. A. County ballot measure

Press Conference: Friday, May 25th 10:30am, L.A. City Hall Safer sex advocates to submit over 360,000 signatures supporting a County ballot measure drive that would, “…require producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health…and pay a permit fee…sufficient for necessary enforcement.”           Measure is…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Sweeps Into Kansas City, Missouri!

AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with stops in Kansas City, Missouri where free HIV testing will also be offered by local partner agency, Kansas City Free Clinic. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY—Free condom giveaway. AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’…

AHF will NOT bid on L.A.’s porn film ordinance inspection contract

In January, Los Angeles City Council adopted an historic ordinance that ties issuance of adult film permits to condom use in the films; since then adult industry sources have alleged that AHF, the main proponent of the measure, was seeking to secure the City contract for inspecting film sets for compliance LOS ANGELES (May 23,…

Coast-to-Coast AIDS Walks in Florida & California

For the first time ever, Florida AIDS Walk and the California Music Festival & AIDS Walk took place simultaneously; Both included a full afternoon of family-fun, food and music Thousands participated in the Walks to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS treatment, testing, outreach and support services on both coasts FT. LAUDERDALE, FL & LOS…

Action Alert: Sign on to Stop Price Gouging on Gilead’s “Quad”

A few interesting facts about drug company Gilead Sciences, Inc.: 81% of all treat HIV-positive individuals (US & European Union) receive a Gilead HIV drug; 90% of patients who are just starting HIV treatment (US & Europe Union) receive a Gilead drug.  Gilead’s revenues topped $8 billion in revenues last year.   Isn’t it time…

House of Representatives trumps Administration on global AIDS, budgets $193M more for global AIDS funding than White House

Despite a proposed 5%, or $2 billion reduction in overall foreign operations funding from last year’s Appropriations, House bill would maintain global AIDS funding at last year’s levels to continue strong U.S. support for respected lifesaving global AIDS programs like PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; this is in stark…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Rides Into Dallas & Ft. Worth, Texas!

AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with stops in Dallas & Ft. Worth, Texas. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms  ‘Condom Nation’ will offer free condoms and, with local partners, free HIV testing May 18th through May 20th at various locations—including at…

GA Voice: AIDS Healthcare Foundation to open Atlanta clinic

Outlet: GA Voice By Ryan Watkins The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the self-described “largest community-based HIV medical provider in the nation,” will open an Atlanta branch later this month with support from basketball legend and HIV/AIDS activist Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Johnson and AHF announced on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, plans to open new clinics in…